What does the word stamina mean?

Usage examples for stamina

  1. I'm talking about strength, stamina, endurance, the ability to function. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. But mark the differences of this kind of contention from all other- especially the Parliamentary: this is positive, it has a beginning and an end; and it is good- humoured from beginning to end; trial of skill, trial of stamina; Nature and Art; Old English; which made us what we are; and no rancours, no vows of vengeance; the beaten man of the two bowing to the bit of history he has helped to make. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Their constitutions are broken; the stamina of nature worn out; they cannot recover- they die. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge