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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 25th September 2021
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doughty (adjective) DOW-tee

Resolute, brave, determined.

She is a most doughty fighter on a practical and theoretical level for equality of rights for women and is universally admired in this House on that basis.

Baroness Thomas, Lords Hansard, 29 November 2007. Lords Hansard

Just as well, you might suppose, that doughty campaigners such as Amnesty International exist to leap to the defence.

Unattributed, The Economist, 22 March 2007. Economist

Anthony Amato’s storied opera company, a doughty mix of professionals and amateurs, performs Verdi’s big-boned comedy in its tiny, old-time venue on the Lower East Side.

Unattributed, The New Yorker, 4 June 2007. The New Yorker

I have it from that doughty anarchist Stuart Christie that when Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell - almost as much of an old witterer as Eisenhower - was heckled by radicals at a rally, all he could think of to shout back in his inchoate rage was: 'Peanuts.'

Brian Morton, The Observer, 24 February 2008.

But after a threat to employ doughty lawyers Sue, Grabbit and Runne, his lordship has agreed to restore you to the mailing list, send the missing magazines and throw in a box of Private Eye Christmas cards.

Tony Levene, The Guardian, 15 December 2007. Guardian

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