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gumption

guhmp shuhn

  • n  sound practical judgment
  • n  fortitude and determination

  • They'll also see if Obama has the gumption to bounce back, work hardnot just arena rallies for college kids but roundtables for the grizzled and unemployed in American Legion .
  • And here's what really takes gumption.
  • You leave your comfort zone and prove your worth with little more than gumption and (maybe) talent.
News & Articles

  • Centenarian leads full life that keeps her on the go
    By CLARE MARIE CELANO Staff Writer Carlotta Niles spends a great deal of time reading, cooking for company, enjoying the arts and theater, and playing bridge. She drives a Mercedes-Benz convertible and enjoys an occasional margarita. She still wears high heels to parties and embraces life with gumption and adventure. read more
    June 11, 2013 - News Transcript
Quotes

  • Bob Brown in AFP
    What we need is political leaders...... who have got the gumption to reflect that Australian call to the Chinese dictators to give Tibet back its freedom, its peace and its rights,Brown told the rally.
  • Andre Bauer in Politico
    Somebody has to have the gumption to talk about the cycle of dependency,Bauer added. "Someone has to do it. I'm not claiming I have all the answers."
  • Terry Goddard in New York Times
    Maybe the banks think we don't have the gumption to pull the trigger,Mr. Goddard said.

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