Definition of manful in English:

manful

Line breaks: man¦ful
Pronunciation: /ˈmanfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Brave and resolute, especially in a difficult situation: a manful attempt to smile
More example sentences
  • There are a number of places where, naturally, I would not have worded that defense as Joe has, but on the whole I am grateful for his manful attempt to read what I said charitably.
  • This second time, Selby made a manful attempt with both hands to make the catch.
  • Frazer has done a manful job in that position but I know he is ready for a rest and his strength is in a defensive role.
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manfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • When the plane makes a second fly over and unleashes a hail of lead he refuses to move, manfulness futilely proven as weeping friends gather round his broken body.
  • Every place near is filled with the sound of a loud trumpet, so the report of your manfulness is loud.
  • The first requisite of life is courage or manfulness, gained through conflict with evil.

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