How to use Mettle in a sentence

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  • Lana didn't have the mettle to survive the way he knew how.

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  • The first two days of the strike tested the mettle of both sides.

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  • Some show more mettle in the face of death, while others become paralyzed from fear.

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  • This was when Bob's true mettle began to show.

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  • Mr Brennan and Hepworth started the year, testing our intellectual mettle and general knowledge with a House quiz.

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  • This formation definitely has the defensive mettle to shut teams up.

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  • The cause slumbered, till in1742-1743the outbreak of wars with France and Spain gave Prince Charles a chance of showing his mettle.

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  • However, Connolly believes that the whole Bath Rugby squad have the mettle to turn things around.

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  • Among the earliest and most curious forms of amusements in Wales, was that of " trying the mettle " of the young men.

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  • I don't mean apathy really, they just haven't grasped the mettle yet, never mind.

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  • In too many cases its censors appear to have been lacking the mettle to deal robustly with the film industry's nastier output.

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  • Prove your ethical mettle, Co-op, clear the shelves of factory farmed ducks immediately!

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  • The National Youth Choir of Scotland - celebrating its tenth birthday this year - revealed its own mettle in the Bernstein.

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  • The papal infantry, the gendarmes, and the light horse had already vanished from the field in disorder; but the Spanish regulars were of different mettle, and it was only after a long struggle that the landsknechts and the French bands broke into the entrenchments.

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  • Her pain was raw, yet there was mettle in her backbone if she'd gone to Sean's funeral, fully knowing her own father killed the Guardian.

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  • Then there are a few single black diamonds to test your mettle - just short little blasts of action - nothing too outrageous.

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  • He suspected it was because the same mettle lining Dusty's backbone lined hers.

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  • Here Barabas shows greater mettle than his enemy, who is prepared to run to Sicily to save his life.

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  • In spite of his youth he soon found an opportunity of displaying his mettle; for he arrested Hezekiah the arch-brigand, who had overrun the Syrian border, and put him to death.

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  • Determined that in this first battle against a white nation they would show their mettle, the Japanese lavished both time and forethought on the minutest preparations.

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  • An observer of very different mettle, the great lawyer d'Aguesseau, dwells on the "noble singularity, that gave him an almost prophetic air.

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  • A month of harassing skirmishes ensued, during which the Egyptian troops showed their mettle at Mograka, where 200 of them held the fort against a superior number of dervishes, and in combats at Ambigol, Kosha and Firket.

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  • Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.

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