METTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of METTLE
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 n.  quality of endurance and courage; good temperament and character
Classic Sentence:
1  The army in butternut were now seasoned fighters, their generals had proven their mettle, and everyone knew that when the campaign reopened in the spring, the Yankees would be crushed for good and all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  He had never thought that women of her strong mettle had tears, and a flood of tenderness and remorse swept him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  They mistook the mettle of their sons.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
4  His horses were full of mettle, and even a little unmanageable.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXV
5  Having failed to make herself heard, her mettle was roused, she would not be defeated.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  Such is my spirit when I am on my mettle.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
Example Sentence:
1  Kenya's judiciary was once known for its pliancy and crookedness, but in recent years it has shown its mettle.
2  Twitter was known for being a terrible scrum during its early years, a place more akin to “Game of Thrones” than Silicon Valley-style nose-to-the-grindstone mettle.
3  Both players were on their mettle in the final round.
4  The German athletes showed/proved their mettle in the final round.
5  When challenged by the other horses in the race, the thoroughbred proved its mettle by its determination to hold the lead.