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  • adj. Enduring pain and hardship without showing feeling or complaint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Stoics; hence, manifesting or maintaining indifference to pleasure or pain; exhibiting or proceeding from calm fortitude: as, stoical indifference.

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  • adj. seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive


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  • After awhile he moved, lifted his head, and looked about him dully at first and then with a certain stoical acceptance of his plight.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • London River, on the other hand, is a quiet, understated picture, an exercise in what might be called stoical realism.

    London River

  • The warriors stared at him with what might be called a stoical surprise.

    The Crossing

  • Our very word "stoical" is a synonym for calm indifference to pleasure or to pain.

    Early European History

  • With Maugham it is a kind of stoical resignation, the stiff upper lip of the pukka sahib somewhere east of Suez, carrying on with his job without believing in it, like an Antonine Emperor.

    Inside the Whale

  • It was a place where feelings were liberated from the constraint which the real world puts upon them; and the process of awakenment was always marked by resignation and a kind of stoical acceptance of facts.

    Night and Day

  • But there was no shock; I took the whole revelation in a kind of stoical way.

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

  • In prosperous times he spent generously, although habitually practising a kind of stoical severity in regard to his private affairs.

    Cambridge Sketches

  • Women, on the other hand, were more likely to adopt a "stoical"

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Women, on the other hand, were more likely to adopt a "stoical" attitude and soldier on in silence.

    Evening Standard - Home


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