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lionheart

[lahy-uh n-hahrt] /ˈlaɪ ənˌhɑrt/
noun
1.
a person of exceptional courage and bravery.
Origin of lionheart
1655-1665
1655-65; lion + heart
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  • The worth of one intrepid man, as Attilio showed, is inestimable; a single man of lion heart can put to flight a whole army.

    Rule of the Monk Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • And, above all, enclosed within that frame was a lion heart.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Richard of the lion heart looked grimly about over the kneeling band.

    Robin Hood J. Walker McSpadden
  • The passengers were pale, and no one offered to defend the gallant Richard of the lion heart.

    Deadwood Dick Jr. Branded Ed. L. Wheeler
  • No failure of bodily strength could chill or tame the lion heart of Elizabeth.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • The heart of Richard the lion heart was once placed under its high altar.

    Milton's England Lucia Ames Mead
  • It is true I had already brought upon the field him of the lion heart.

    The Talisman Sir Walter Scott
  • He loved the name of lion heart, and he certainly deserved a title that indicated his possession of brutish qualities.

    The Comic History Of England Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett
  • Capable of much circumspection, yet soon he became known for a man of lion heart.

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