upon one's mettle

upon one's mettle
phrasal

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  • Courage — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of fear. < N PARAG:Courage >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 courage courage bravery valor Sgm: N 1 resoluteness resoluteness boldness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 spirit spirit daring gallantry …   English dictionary for students

  • courage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of fear Nouns 1. courage, bravery, valor; boldness, strength; daring, gallantry, heroism, intrepidity; defiance, audacity; rashness, brinkmanship; confidence, self reliance; chivalry, prowess,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Resolution — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Resolution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 determination determination will Sgm: N 1 iron will iron will unconquerable will Sgm: N 1 will of one s own will of one s own decision resolution Sgm: N 1 backbone backbone …   English dictionary for students

  • Excitation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Excitation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 excitation of feeling excitation of feeling Sgm: N 1 mental excitement mental excitement Sgm: N 1 suscitation suscitation galvanism stimulation piquancy provocation inspiration… …   English dictionary for students

  • trial — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. test, experiment, probation, hearing; hardship, ordeal; cross, tribulation, affliction; effort, attempt. See adversity, inquiry, lawsuit, punishment. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tentative, test, trial …   English dictionary for students

  • Woodrow Wilson: The Fear of Monopoly — ▪ Primary Source              The campaign of 1912 pitted four remarkable men against each other for the presidency, all of them with significant reform backgrounds. William Howard Taft, the incumbent, had the support of the regular Republicans… …   Universalium

  • Rajput — constitute one of the major Hindu Kshatriya groups from India. They claim descent from ancient royal warrior dynasties of Kshatriyas. They are identified with the word Rajanya found in ancient Indian literature and trace their roots to Rajputana …   Wikipedia

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  • courage — n Courage, mettle, spirit, resolution, tenacity are comparable when they mean a quality of mind or temperament which makes one resist temptation to give way in the face of opposition, danger, or hardship. Courage stresses firmness of mind or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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