Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
1. Acts of Volition
DETERMINATION, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of ones own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, grit [U. S. & Can.]; sand [slang]; strength of -mind, - will; resolve (intent) [See Intention]; intransigence or intransigency, intransigeance [F.]; firmness (stability) [See Stability]; energy, manliness, vigor; resoluteness (courage) [See Courage]; zeal [See Activity]; desperation; devotion, devotedness.
SELF-CONTROL, aplomb [F.], mastery over self, self-mastery, self-command, self-possession, self-reliance, self-government, self-restraint, self-conquest, self-denial; moral -courage, - fiber, - strength.
TENACITY, perseverance [See Resolution]a; obstinacy [See Obstinacy]; game, pluck; fighting cock, game cock; bulldog; British lion.
IRRECONCILABLE, intrasigent, intransigeant [F.], bitter-ender [colloq.]; fighting minority, militant remnant.
HAVE DETERMINATION &c. n.; know ones own mind; be resolved &c. adj.; make up ones mind; will, resolve, determine; decide (judgment) [See Judgment]; form -, come to- a -determination, - resolution, - resolve; conclude, fix, seal, determine once for all, bring to a crisis, drive matters to an extremity; take a decisive step (choice) [See Choice]; take upon oneself (undertake) [See Undertaking].
STEEL ONESELF, devote oneself to, give oneself up to; throw away the scabbard, kick down the ladder, nail ones colors to the mast, set ones back against the wall, burn ones bridges, grit ones teeth, set ones teeth, set ones jaw, take the bit in ones mouth, put ones foot down, take ones stand, stand firm (stability) [See Stability]; stand no nonsense, not listen to the voice of the charmer; insist upon, make a point of; set ones heart upon, set ones mind upon.
BUCKLE TO; buckle oneself; put -, lay -, set- ones shoulder to the wheel; put ones heart into; run the gauntlet, make a dash at, take the bull by the horns; rush -, plunge- in medias res [L.]; go in for [colloq.].
STICK AT NOTHING; make short work of (activity) [See Activity]; not stick at trifles; go all lengths, go the limit [slang], go the whole hog [slang], go it blind [slang]; go down with ones colors flying; die game; persist (persevere) [See Resolution]a; go through fire and water, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm [Addison].
RESOLVED &c. v.; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute (brave) [See Courage]; self-possessed, earnest, serious; decided, definitive, peremptory, unhesitating, unflinching, unshrinking; firm, iron, game, plucky, tenacious, gritty [U. S.], indomitable, game to the backbone, game to the last; inexorable, relentless, not to be -shaken, -put down; tenax propositi [L.]; obstinate [See Obstinacy]; steady (persevering) [See Perseverance]
UNBENDING, unyielding; set -, bent -, intent- upon; grim, stern; inflexible (hard) [See Hardness]; cast-iron, irrevocable, irreversible; not to be deflected; firm as Gibraltar.
steeled -, proof- against; in utrumque paratus [L.].
RESOLUTELY &c. adj.; in earnest, in good earnest; seriously, joking apart, earnestly, heart and soul; on ones mettle; manfully, like a man; with a high -heart, - courage, - hand; with a strong hand (exertion) [See Exertion].
AT ALL RISKS, at all hazards, at all events; at any -rate, - risk, - hazard, -price, - cost, - sacrifice; à bis ou à blanc [F.], cost what it may; coûte que coûte [F.]; à tort et à travers [F.]; once for all; neck or nothing; survive or perish, live or die; rain or shine.
Spes sibi quisque.
Celui qui veut celui-la peut.
Chi non sarrischia non guadagna.
Frangas non flectes.
Tentanda via est.
That bent like perfect steel, to spring again and thrust.Lowellof Lincoln
Free peoples can escape being mastered by others only by being able to master themselves.Roosevelt
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.Emerson
Yours is a thoroughbred heart: you dont scream and cry every time its pinched.Shaw