1‘Sir Charles, a man of mettle, did not surrender without a struggle’
spirit, fortitude, tenacity, strength of character, moral fibre, steel, determination, resolve, resolution, steadfastness, indomitability, backbone, hardihood, pluck, nerve, gameness, courage, courageousness, bravery, gallantry, valour, intrepidity, fearlessness, boldness, daring, audacity
British Dunkirk spirit
informal guts, grit, spunk
British informal bottle
2‘Frazer's disciple was of a very different mettle’
calibre, character, disposition, nature, temperament, temper, personality, make-up, stamp, kind, sort, variety, mould, kidney, grain
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.