With calm dignity and unflinching courage he met his fate and crowned a noble life with an heroic death.
This note of exultation as in martyrdom was maintained with unflinching courage to the last.
These proposals were rendered abortive by the unflinching use of the queen's prerogative.
Almost his last public act was a speech, on the 24th of April 1844, in New York City, against the annexation of Texas; and in his eighty-fourth year he confronted a howling New York mob with the same cool, unflinching courage which he had displayed half a century before when he faced the armed frontiersmen of Redstone Old Fort.
Lack of social graces and the deficiencies of his early education impeded him at first, but "in the end `Old Jack,' as he was always called, with his desperate earnestness, his unflinching straightforwardness, and his high sense of honour, came to be regarded with something like affection."