Definition of stalwart:
hardy, sound, firm, athletic, steadfast, true, constant, greathearted, inflexible, resolute, faithful, brave, tough, gutsy, courageous, stouthearted, gutty, robust, sturdy, powerful, uncompromising, hunky, fast, loyalist, manful, lionhearted, rugged, fearless, diehard, doughty, loyal, virile, strong, able-bodied, trustworthy, undauntable, committed, unfearing, audacious, sinewy, bombproof, muscular, solid, stout, brawny, portly.
- "Girls of the Forest", L. T. Meade.
If indeed the gentle, grey- robed nuns who long, long ago had stolen silently along those very same stairs could have come back to survey the scene of their former activities, I fear on this particular occasion they would have wrung their slim, transparent hands in horror over the stalwart modern maidens who had succeeded them in possession of the ancient, rambling house.- "The School by the Sea", Angela Brazil.
- "The Boy With the U. S. Foresters", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.