Bennett captures the peril of an era when heads rolled and the grit of two women seeking to survive on their own terms.
Think the sass of Tyra Banks, combined with the grit of Miss Jane Pittman.
Even on a laptop you can almost taste the grit in your mouth and breathe the sharp smell of the explosives.
In 175 well-chosen words, he sums up the trials and the grit and bravery of the civil rights movement.
For me, the takeaway from these results is that creativity—just like grit—does not occupy a separate sphere from academics.
In these places there is always a certain amount of dirt and grit.
Wanted Mrs. Blake to wait and come on later; but talk about grit!
The compensating gear is of the bevel type, half shrouded and so close together that sand and grit are kept out.
Still they proved their grit by keeping on, as if determined to stick it out.
Tudor-like, she had proved her grit and her pluck when opposing factions tried to wrest her crown from her.
Old English greot "sand, dust, earth, gravel," from Proto-Germanic *greutan "tiny particles of crushed rock" (cf. Old Saxon griot, Old Frisian gret, Old Norse grjot "rock, stone," German Grieß "grit, sand"), from PIE *ghreu- "rub, grind" (cf. Lithuanian grudas "corn, kernel," Old Church Slavonic gruda "clod"). Sense of "pluck, spirit" first recorded American English, 1808.
"make a grating sound," 1762, probably from grit (n.). Related: Gritted; gritting.
To eat (1930s+ Black)
[food senses at least partially fr hominy grits, although grit was British military slang for ''food'' in the 1930s; Southern dialect sense probably ironically fr Civil War use of the expression true Yankee grit by Northern soldiers and writers]