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Definition of "high-mettled" [high•-met•tled]

  • Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "high-mettled" in a sentence
  • "But his raw talent is only part of the fascination because this son of Galileo is also vulnerable, high-mettled, at risk of burning through his reserves of energy before reaching halfway."
  • "The motherly, but coarse kindness of Dame Glendinning, and the doating fondness of her old domestic, seemed now the only kind feeling of which she formed the object; and she could not but reflect how little these were to be compared with the devoted attachment of a high-souled youth, whom the least glance of her eye could command, as the high-mettled steed is governed by the bridle of the rider."
  • "But I dare say that kind-hearted sovereign would not deem that an old woman did him, much injury if she leaned back in her arm-chair, just in such a twilight as this, and thought of the high-mettled men, whose sense of duty called them to arms against his grandfather; and how, in a cause which they deemed that of their rightful prince and country,"