Discipline, detail, sweat, repetition, the study of those who came before you.
By the end of the afternoon, I was soaked in sweat and needed to sit down and eat something with sugar in it.
Jack stopped speaking, drops of sweat stood under his eyes, and his thin cheeks twitched.
At one point someone with a free hand was nice enough to use a rag to wipe the sweat off my face.
Young, pretty, petite, and commanding, Coach French demands toughness: bleacher runs, drills, sweat, hustle, discipline.
The man was reeking with sweat, exhausted and in mortal fear.
The sweat glistened on their bodies, but their eyes gleamed fanatically.
He took her hand; it was cold and damp, and her forehead was glistening with minute globes of sweat.
Great beads of sweat stood on his brow and he wiped them away with his sleeve.
Faint beads of sweat broke out above his eyes and under his nose.
Old English swætan "perspire, work hard," from the source of sweat (n.). Meaning "to be worried, vexed" is recorded from c.1400. Related: Sweated; sweating. Colloquial no sweat "no problem" attested from 1963.
Old English swat "sweat," which became Middle English swote, but altered under the influence of the verb, from Proto-Germanic *swaita (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian swet, Old Norse sveiti, Danish sved "sweat," Swedish svett, Middle Dutch sweet, Dutch zweet, Old High German sweiz, German Schweiß), from PIE *sweid-/*swoid- (cf. Sanskrit svedah "sweat," Avestan xvaeda- "sweat," Greek hidros "sweat, perspiration," Latin sudor, Lettish swiedri, Welsh chwys "sweat"). Sweat equity is from 1968.
v. sweat·ed or sweat, sweat·ing, sweats
To excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; perspire. n.
The colorless saline moisture excreted by the sweat glands; perspiration.
The process of sweating.
To affirm with absolute confidence and considerable vehemence: Don called all those short-term signals for Joe. I'd swear to that on a stack of Bibles (1866+)