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Resourcefulness

Buck
clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
Crichton, Admirable
butler proves to be infinite resource for castaway family on island. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
Crusoe, Robinson
inventive when shipwrecked on an island. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
duck
from ingeniousness of duck in .eluding enemies. [Heraldry: Halberts, 26]
Fogg, Phileas
burns his boat’s superstructure and decks for fuel and thus reaches London on time. [Fr. Lit.: Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days]
Swiss Family Robinson
shipwrecked family carves hospitable life from wilderness. [Children’s Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
Thoreau, Henry David
(1817–1862) example of man’s ability to build his own life in the wilderness. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2738]
References in classic literature ?
But come now, tell me this, resourceful son of Maia: has this marvellous thing been with you from your birth, or did some god or mortal man give it you -- a noble gift -- and teach you heavenly song?
Captain Jim never said a boastful word, but it was impossible to help seeing what a hero the man had been--brave, true, resourceful, unselfish.
Councillor Mikulin was resourceful, and the task not very difficult.
When they were given RESOURCEFUL rotting wood packed with hard-to-reach bugs to feed on their behaviour changed, with "non-family" birds meeting up more.
Contract awarded for 2015 year resourceful one middle school uniforms (winter clothes) School subjective correct purchase bid announcement
Redesigned hatchback model serves South Carolina with resourceful efficiency
In my business, my goal is to provide my clients with career development programs that help them become more resourceful, responsible and capable of achieving their desired results.
Like most rural people she was resourceful, generous and resilient.
But nobody knows what you mean when you say, Tm looking for a resourceful woman.
A group of resourceful French women (including Julie, daughter of Gerard, Depardieu) are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive under the command of Louise Desfontaines (Sophie Marceau) and her brother Pierre.
You've got your team of heroes on one side: George, the clever and resourceful engineer who works at the British Museum; Eddie, street ruffian/ pickpocket with a heart of gold; Liz, lovely would-be actress and damsel-in-distress; and erudite and witty Sir William Prothero, also associated with the Museum.
Formerly known as National Cooperative Bank, simplification of the name to NCB and modernization of the logo effectively project a corporate culture known for providing a fast, flexible and resourceful approach to its customers' financial needs.