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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fortitude  \For"ti*tude\,  n.  [L.  fortitudo,  fr  fortis  strong. 
  See  {Fort}.] 
  1.  Power  to  resist  attack;  strength;  firmness.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  fortitude  of  the  place  is  best  known  to  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  strength  or  firmness  of  mind  which  enables  a  person 
  to  encounter  danger  with  coolness  and  courage,  or  to  bear 
  pain  or  adversity  without  murmuring,  depression,  or 
  despondency;  passive  courage;  resolute  endurance;  firmness 
  in  confronting  or  bearing  up  against  danger  or  enduring 
  trouble. 
 
  Extolling  patience  as  the  truest  fortitude. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Fortitude  is  the  guard  and  support  of  the  other 
  virtues.  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  Courage;  resolution;  resoluteness;  endurance;  bravery. 
  See  {Courage},  and  {Heroism}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fortitude 
  n  :  strength  of  mind  that  enables  one  to  endure  adversity  with 
  courage 




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