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Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.

He was bold enough to brave the consequences of this act, which he foresaw clearly.

A pioneer is a brave fellow, with the courage of his own curiosity.

All sacredness and sweetness, all that was pure and brave and truthful, seemed to rest in her.

It is composed of a brave, a free, a virtuous, and an intelligent people.

More than a haven for the weary, it is a hope for the brave.

I have ever said that a brave lance should wed her; and, by my soul!

The king is at the tent of the brave Du Guesclin, where he will sup to night.

At least, he could be brave here, for her sake, if not for his own.

Inch by inch the brave son of Hanover was creeping up on Lauzanne.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

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