Bravery



brave spirit or conduct; courage; valor.
showiness; splendor; magnificence.
Contemporary Examples

Anthony Shadid: The Middle East’s Great Voice of Reason Dies Christopher Dickey February 17, 2012
And We’re Off! The Daily Beast March 7, 2012
Putin’s Only Strength Lies in the West’s Weakness Bernard-Henri Lévy March 3, 2014
WWII’s Greatest Battle: How Kursk Changed the War Andrew Roberts August 30, 2013
Remembering a Trailblazer Gordon Brown September 25, 2011

Historical Examples

Fire Cloud Samuel Fletcher
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
Amelia Henry Fielding

n.

No Man is an Atheist, however he pretend it and serve the Company with his Braveries. [Donne, 1631]

As a good quality, attested from 1580s. Meaning “fine clothes” is from 1560s and holds the older sense.

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