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  • s  seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    a stoical sufferer

  • The general public requires the convenience of air travel (though it is often inconvenient), and we are still, for the most part, passive and stoical about the price paid by .
  • They required that their heroically stoical mother give up solid food and lie at an angle with her pelvis higher than her head for weeks in order to minimize pressure on the cervix.
  • In the leading role, Montgomery Clift frequently appears more deadpan than stoical.
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  • How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World's Best Runners
    The Kalenjin people dominate the world of long-distance running, and it seems there's no one secret. Their body structure, their training regimen and traditions that teach them to stoically withstand pain all appear to contribute to their incredible success.
    Nov. 1, 2013 - NPR

  • Susan Sontag in The Guardian
    Sontag wrote of this bold event: "Culture, serious culture, is an expression of human dignity - which is what people in Sarajevo feel they have lost, even when they know themselves to be brave, or stoical or angry...... People in Sarajevo live...
  • Tracy Kidder in Houston Chronicle
    Deo is very smart,says Kidder, "and he's Burundian. Burundians are stoical. They value silence a great deal."
  • Matthias Warnig in business new europe
    We're stoical about it,Warnig said, adding that Nord Stream had spent "so much money" on environmental-impact studies that it was not considering the possibility that the approvals would be denied.

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