Friday, October 21, 2005


Coward. As defined by Websters.
Main Entry: cow·ard
Pronunciation: 'kau(-&)rd
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French coart, from coe tail, from Latin cauda
: one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity
Coward. As defined by AFSister.

Courage. As defined by anybody.
Main Entry: cour·age
Pronunciation: 'k&r-ij, 'k&-rij
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English corage, from Old French, from cuer heart, from Latin cor -- more at HEART
: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
synonyms COURAGE, METTLE, SPIRIT, RESOLUTION, TENACITY mean mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger, or hardship. COURAGE implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. METTLE suggests an ingrained capacity for meeting strain or difficulty with fortitude and resilience. SPIRIT also suggests a quality of temperament enabling one to hold one's own or keep up one's morale when opposed or threatened. RESOLUTION stresses firm determination to achieve one's ends. TENACITY adds to RESOLUTION implications of stubborn persistence and unwillingness to admit defeat.

I'd like to add one more word to the list of synomyms for Courage. It is simply TRUST. But to trust someone with the life of your child, after seeing her shot by an unknown source? That's Courage.


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