Definitions

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  • adj. Having fortitude; courageous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having fortitude; courageous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having fortitude; capable of endurance.

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Examples

  • In all fortitudinous ajaxious rowdinoisy tenuacity.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Yet these dexterous artists must view, with hopeless emulation, the hexagons and pyramids of the cells of a beehive: these fortitudinous heroes are awed by the superior fierceness of the lions and tigers; and in their amorous enjoyments they are much inferior to the vigor of the grossest and most sordid quadrupeds.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5

  • Yet these dexterous artists must view, with hopeless emulation, the hexagons and pyramids of the cells of a beehive: [52] these fortitudinous heroes are awed by the superior fierceness of the lions and tigers; and in their amorous enjoyments they are much inferior to the vigor of the grossest and most sordid quadrupeds.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5

  • He rose immediately, and, having heartily embraced Booth, presented him to his friend, saying, he had the honour to introduce to him as brave and as _fortitudinous_

    Amelia — Complete

  • a high spirit, duty done, and right service performed in fortitudinous temper -- here was, not indeed a way out, but a way of erect living within.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 2: Carlyle

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