Definition of 'mettle'
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His mettle was tested early on when a tutor advised him to switch courses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We showed mettle and hopefully we will have a bit of belief going forward. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That would really test the mettle of squeamish ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Politicians show their true mettle only when they take on the business of governing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What is the mettle of the man who meets it? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now it is up to his players to show their mettle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Let libel tourists test their mettle in a fair fight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The utility man showed his mettle and gave his all. The Sun (2009)The toughest challenges at home are yet to come, but she has shown her mettle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Gunners would do well to test his mettle in that area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is during difficult periods that managers really need to show their mettle and the present economic situation is just such a moment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So here was a test of mettle for a 21-year-old with good reviews but only six caps. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it was not just the Toon who showed mettle. The Sun (2010)Both face a critical test of their mettle in Wellington this week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But at least it provides the new Archbishop with an opportunity to show his mettle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a challenge that will test the mettle, character and skills of business and politicians alike. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Copenhagen will test their mettle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And there will be those whose mettle is the real thing, who have mixed commitment to the job with good political and practical judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We shall want to see the warrior and, for all of our sakes, feel the mettle of the man. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's when you find out your true mettle: are you willing to do what must be done to maintain the theological integrity of the church? Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. mettle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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