Bravery

Brav"er*y

(), n. [Cf. F. braverie.] 1. The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
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Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural bravery of your isle.
Shak.
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2. The act of braving; defiance; bravado. [Obs.]
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Reform, then, without bravery or scandal of former times and persons.
Bacon.
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3. Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.
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With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery.
Shak.
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Like a stately ship . . .
With all her bravery on, and tackle trim.
Milton.
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4. A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau. [Obs.]
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A man that is the bravery of his age.
Beau. & Fl.
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Syn. -- Courage; heroism; interpidity; gallantry; valor; fearlessness; dauntlessness; hardihood; manfulness. See Courage, and Heroism.
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