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In a manful way; bravely:‘his boys strove manfully to accomplish the task’
bravely, courageously, boldly, gallantly, pluckily, heroically, intrepidly, fearlessly, valiantly, dauntlesslyresolutely, determinedly, stoutly, stout-heartedly, stalwartly, hard, strongly, vigorously, with might and main, like a trojanwith all one's strength, to the best of one's abilities, as best one can, desperately, with desperation, with all the stops outView synonyms
- ‘He manfully fielded tough questions about precisely how brilliant his leadership was and the personal toll of improving the lives of every living creature in his kingdom.’
- ‘Dawkins writes of how he manfully and loudly sings it the ‘correct’ way when he's at one of these gatherings, but to no avail.’
- ‘England coped manfully without him, but they will rue his absence if Australia continue to fight hard today and finally top 400 for the first time in the series.’
- ‘You cannot win without scoring, and aside from Rooney, who was trying so manfully to be all things to England's attack, nobody but Owen was going to finish the job.’
- ‘He toiled manfully with the task, bravely maintaining that the national picture was not as grim as the newspapers would have us believe.’
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