Would she say I was a hero, someone who bravely tried to move science forward?
When Angelina Jolie bravely wrote about her double mastectomy last year, it sparked both applause and criticism.
Only after Queen Isabella dismissed Columbus, with apparent finality, did Luis de Santangel so bravely intervene.
I love The Affair for bravely reflecting back to us that murky grey area of not knowing.
Mongolians bravely swallow a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs mixed into tomato juice to chase away their morning-after blues.
"We shall hide it from them," I answered as bravely as I could.
"You want to cut out worrying about me," he counseled, bravely.
The Englishmen made a hot assault upon the Northmen, who sustained it bravely.
"We'll break the bad luck seven to-day," asserted little Redpath, bravely.
The way by which he escaped is the thing that concerns us; and to this theme he bravely addresses himself.
late 15c., from Middle French brave, "splendid, valiant," from Italian bravo "brave, bold," originally "wild, savage," possibly from Medieval Latin bravus "cutthroat, villain," from Latin pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from Latin barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic origin (Irish breagh, Cornish bray) also has been suggested.
Old English words for this, some with overtones of "rashness," included modig (now "moody"), beald ("bold"), cene ("keen"), dyrstig ("daring"). Brave new world is from the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian novel; he lifted the phrase from Shakespeare ("Tempest" v.i.183).
"to face with bravery," 1776, from French braver, from brave (see brave (adj.)). Related: Braved; braving.