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Stoicism and determination in a difficult or dangerous situation, especially as displayed by a group of people:‘he urged the British public to show their Blitz spirit in the face of the recession’
- ‘The past fortnight has had the subtle appeal of the Blitz spirit.’
- ‘Possibly what's needed now is more of that Blitz spirit.’
- ‘But we cannot go on congratulating ourselves for our forbearance, or Blitz spirit or reason in the face of madness.’
- ‘She is perhaps held in deepest affection by the war generation, for whom she was the personification of the Blitz spirit.’
- ‘Were this to happen in London I'm not sure the ' Blitz spirit ' would hold out in quite the same way.’
- ‘He said he had been astonished by the Blitz spirit of local people.’
- ‘Some of the broadcasters tried to invoke the Blitz spirit, suggesting that that would get London through.’
- ‘The prime minister has urged the British public to show their "Blitz spirit" in the face of the recession.’
- ‘Of course Blair can't just conjure up a new Blitz spirit to suit his newfound focus on homeland security.’
- ‘Time and again, flood victims have spoken of the revival of the "Blitz spirit" which is making their ordeal more bearable.’
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