- Courage in pain or adversity: she endured her illness with great fortitudeMore example sentences
- Peter, who was aged 72, died following an illness borne with much courage and fortitude.
- Her passing, after a long illness borne with true courage and fortitude, touched the hearts of all who knew her.
- He died peacefully after a short illness borne with characteristic courage and fortitude.
Middle English: via French from Latin fortitudo, from fortis 'strong'.