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Definitions of brave

  1. invulnerable to fear or intimidation; " audacious explorers"; " fearless reporters and photographers"; " intrepid pioneers"
  2. face or endure with courage; " She braved the elements"
  3. people who are brave; " the home of the free and the brave"
  4. a North American Indian warrior
  5. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; " Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; " a frank courageous heart... triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; " set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy- held territory"
  6. brightly colored and showy; " girls decked out in brave new dresses"; " brave banners flying"; "` braw' is a Scottish word"; " a dress a bit too gay for her years"; " birds with gay plumage"
  7. Making a fine show or display.
  8. A brave person; one who is daring.
  9. Specifically, an Indian warrior.
  10. A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
  11. A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
  12. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
  13. To adorn; to make fine or showy.
  14. Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
  15. Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous.
  16. Bold; courageous; fearless; making a fine show; as, brace attire.
  17. An Indian warrior.
  18. To meet with courage; as, a soldier must brave dangers; to challenge.
  19. Bravely.
  20. Daring, courageous: noble.
  21. To meet boldly: to defy.
  22. A bully: an Indian warrior.
  23. Courageous; fine; noble.
  24. To meet with courage; defy; dare; challenge.
  25. Having or showing courage; intrepid; courageous.
  26. Elegant; showy; splendid.
  27. A man of courage; a soldier; a North- American Indian warrior; a bravo.
  28. Courageous; fearless; gallant; of noble mien; showy; excellent.
  29. A hector; a man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior.
  30. To defy; to encounter with courage and fortitude.
  31. Bold; daring; courageous; gallant.
  32. A man daring beyond discretion; an Indian warrior.
  33. To defy; to challenge; to encounter with courage.
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Quotes of brave

  1. You can plan to be brave it's even better if you just try to be brave – Clive Barker
  2. It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man. – Georges Bernanos
  3. Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear. – Earl Derr Biggers
  4. No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days- we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. – Hillary Clinton
  5. We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind. – Charles Horton Cooley
  6. Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless. – Katherine Dunn
  7. The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig. – Philip Emeagwali
  8. Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and their families, this Nation, along with our allies around the world, would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely. – Lane Evans
  9. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham
  10. Be brave young lovers, and follow your star. – Oscar Hammerstein II
  11. To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane. – Jane Harrison
  12. Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. – John F. Kennedy
  13. As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace. – Dan Lipinski
  14. Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave – Mary Tyler Moore
  15. The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Usage examples for brave

  1. I'll begin to try to be a brave man. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. He has been as brave to- night as the Dimmerlys were a thousand years ago." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  3. Oh, why will not you brave people do the brave things? – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  4. Inside he heard the noise of a man's voice, which sounded to him very tremendous and important, the voice of a brave soldier. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. " And I shall grow straight and strong and brave – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. I knew you were brave and true! – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  7. But she put a brave face upon the matter, saying only, " I will believe in that fine husband of yours when I see him!" – The Blue Moon by Laurence Housman
  8. It is more than I thought to do since our own went down with all her brave boys, barrin' ourselves." – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Ah, is it not beautiful to be brave – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  10. That was very brave of you, my lad. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  11. Stop, stop, brave Prince! – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  12. White Otter is very brave – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  13. I never did a really brave thing in my life! – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  14. Poor, brave little woman! – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. Beside him, quiet and brave sat the little girl. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  16. I know you want me to be brave – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. He is going to sign it and we must be brave – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. " He was at least brave – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  19. Jane's heart was not feeling very brave – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. I do not know who you are either- and you have been so brave – The Finding of Haldgren by Charles Willard Diffin

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