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 for Fortitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fortitude \For"ti*tude\, n. [L. fortitudo, fr. fortis strong.
     See Fort.]
     1. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              The fortitude of the place is best known to you.
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     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
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              Extolling patience as the truest fortitude.
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              Fortitude is the guard and support of the other
              virtues.                              --Locke.
     Syn: Courage; resolution; resoluteness; endurance; bravery.
          See Courage, and Heroism.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "fortitude":
     acceptance, backbone, boldness, bottom, bravery, bulldog courage,
     cardinal virtues, charity, constancy, courage, courageousness,
     dauntlessness, decisiveness, determination, endurance, energy,
     faith, fearlessness, fixity of purpose, forbearance, forbearing,
     forbearingness, force, gameness, gaminess, grit, grittiness, guts,
     gutsiness, hardihood, hardiness, heartiness, hope, indulgence,
     intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, iron will, justice, lenience,
     leniency, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, love,
     lustihood, lustiness, mettle, mettlesomeness, might, mightiness,
     moral courage, moral fiber, natural virtues, nerve, nerviness,
     obstinacy, patience, patience of Job, patientness, perseverance,
     pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pith, pluckiness, potency, power,
     powerfulness, prudence, resoluteness, resolution, robustness,
     ruggedness, sand, self-control, spirit, spunk, spunkiness,
     stalwartness, stamina, staying power, stick-to-itiveness,
     sticking power, stoicism, stoutness, strength, strength of mind,
     strength of purpose, strength of will, sturdiness, sufferance,
     supernatural virtues, sweet reasonableness, temperance,
     tenaciousness, tenacity, theological virtues, tolerance,
     toleration, toughness, valiancy, valor, valorousness, vigor,
     vigorousness, vitality, waiting game, waiting it out, will,
     will of iron, will power

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