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or valiance

[val-yuh n-see] /ˈvæl yən si/
valiant nature or quality; valor; bravery; courage.
Origin of valiancy
1565-75; vali(ant) + -ancy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To prove his valiance and to exercise his body in feats of arms he was on his way to a tourney, armed and fortified in his joy.

  • I fought in the Atjeh war, and a brave people wondered at the valiance of a stranger.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • She was full of her work and enthusiastic over the valiance of her people.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • His word has ever been a strength among us, and no man here but knows his valiance in the cause.

    Oliver Cromwell John Drinkwater
  • Well, his valiance should prove it; his valiance, afraid neither of light nor of darkness.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Young and weak, and wrong of sex for doing any valiance, long I lay by my father's body, wringing out my wretchedness.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • She gives an impression of valiance without any hint of worldliness, or desire for any kind of flesh-pot.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • Such audacity of courage seemed to him gallant in a man; in a woman, expressing faith in his valiance, it was enchanting.

Word Origin and History for valiance

mid-15c., from Anglo-French valiance (c.1300) or Old French valliance, from Old French valiant (see valiant).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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