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- But thou'st getten no gumption. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- " Other has the gumption," declared Sharon. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
- But it is part of their religion that there should be no temple to Gumption, nor are there priests or professors of Gumption- Gumption being too ineffable to hit the sense of human definition and analysis. - "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.