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1. (adjective) be strong, brave, persistent, determined, forceful, plucky, resilient, resolute, steadfast, tenacious.

I te ahiahi pō, nōna tonu te whakaaro, i haria e ia he ope iti huri atu ai mā te taha whakarua o te tohu whenua nei, ā, nā te taumauri me te manawanui, mau ana i a rātau ngā putaanga pū mīhini, putaanga motā hoki. He aumangea nō te kōkiri atu i pau ai te kaha o te hoariri ki te wawao tonu, ā, pāhoro ana te katoa o Takrouna (TTR 2000:114). / Late in the afternoon he decided that he would take a small party round the north-eastern side of the feature and with calm determination they captured the machine-gun and mortar posts. Because it was a courageous attack the enemy lost heart to continue the defence and the whole Takrouna feature fell.


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2. (noun) advocate, campaigner, champion, promoter, proponent, upholder, supporter - a person who is strong, brave, persistent, determined, forceful, plucky, resilient, resolute, steadfast or tenacious.

Ko te manu he kupu whakarite mō te mātātahi o te ao Māori e tono whakamāherehere ana i te aumangea, arā, i te hunga mātau, i te hunga mārama, kia mōhio ai me huri pēhea, me rere ki hea, me tau anō hoki ki hea (HM 1/1998:2). / The bird is a metaphor for the younger generation of the Māori world seeking advice from the advocates, that is the knowledgeable and perceptive people, so that they will know how to turn, where to fly and where to land.


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