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staunch

Rare (of a ship, etc.) watertight; seaworthy
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This bravery and staunchness contrasts with a similar moment in which the reality of Nicholas' experiences in battle failed to live up to the glorious fictions of traditional war narratives.
And yet at other times I am melted with the sense of their helpless, charming, and quite irresistible beauty--their ability to go on loving and trusting--their staunchness and decency and unselfconsciousness.
He added that it is not a short span of time wherein a complete new generation has been grown and therefore the staunchness of our relationships have went beyond the limits of the normal state of historic, cultural and geographical relationships.
Nelson praised Sherman's staunchness warmly but criticized "the sheer stupidity of our Generals," Grant in particular, in allowing surprise and a near disaster.
If, then, Gaulish Veriugodumnus, with Middle Welsh cyfiaw 'comradeship, yoking together' and gogyfiaw 'protection, support; guardian, keeper', here allow an emended form Voeomiugi or Ouokomiugoi 'firm comrades, loyal allies', we catch a glimpse of the staunchness and capacity for common action of an ancient Celtic people in the Scottish highlands; qualities amply shown, one might think, by their valour against Roman invaders.
What mattered was staunchness: whether the work (and the worker) would hold.
Krauthammer uses most of his space dredging up Judaic reasons for promoting policies of Sharonist Israel with blind staunchness that deprives him of credibility.
The strength of Elam's work is his use of a similar staunchness to examine the ways each particular play dramatizes the past as time, history, memory, and ritual, while he also considers Wilson's work as a process of chronological development.
VJ `LEFTY' NICKERSON, trainer of top stakes winners Big Spruce, Spout and Staunchness and, for a time, the great John Henry, has died at his home in New York after a long illness, aged 75, writes Dan Farley.