Pvt. Eddie Slovik was the bravest soldier that one World War II veteran says he ever encountered.
With one of our bravest newsroom administrators, I headed down to defend our…what?
Malalai Joya, a 31-year-old activist and politician, was once called “the bravest woman in Afghanistan” by the BBC.
“I think that is the bravest thing anybody could ever do,” Hewitt said.
Russell was unarmed, but he was still a cop in the bravest sense, and he ran after the fleeing Voii.
One of the bravest generals in the Patriot army had been a slave.
It was, indeed, a task which might make the heart of the bravest sink within him.
Procop, Ziska's bravest captain, advised peace, to put an end to the disasters of civil war.
After a while he would have at the castle a company of the bravest heroes of the earth.
His nature is truthful, honourable and sincere, not being addicted to those vices which ruin our bravest soldiers.
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.