Lana didn't have the mettle to survive the way he knew how.
He suspected it was because the same mettle lining Dusty's backbone lined hers.
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.
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.
Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.
An observer of very different mettle, the great lawyer d'Aguesseau, dwells on the "noble singularity, that gave him an almost prophetic air.
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.
The first two days of the strike tested the mettle of both sides.
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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Some show more mettle in the face of death, while others become paralyzed from fear.
This was when Bob's true mettle began to show.
However, Connolly believes that the whole Bath Rugby squad have the mettle to turn things around.
Among the earliest and most curious forms of amusements in Wales, was that of " trying the mettle " of the young men.
Prove your ethical mettle, Co-op, clear the shelves of factory farmed ducks immediately!
The National Youth Choir of Scotland - celebrating its tenth birthday this year - revealed its own mettle in the Bernstein.
Mr Brennan and Hepworth started the year, testing our intellectual mettle and general knowledge with a House quiz.
I don't mean apathy really, they just haven't grasped the mettle yet, never mind.
mettle against contemporary champions with puzzles that were worked out under tournament conditions by three top solvers.
This formation definitely has the defensive mettle to shut teams up.
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.
THE SPIRIT OF THE man celebrates the mettle of a man whose footballing achievements and eccentricity endeared him to a nation.
But Jade was like most immortals: he'd only ever loved other men, whereas Kris valued mettle over sex.
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.
Then there are a few single black diamonds to test your mettle - just short little blasts of action - nothing too outrageous.
In too many cases its censors appear to have been lacking the mettle to deal robustly with the film industry's nastier output.
Here Barabas shows greater mettle than his enemy, who is prepared to run to Sicily to save his life.
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