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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAVES

Will Messer Agostino give us the names of any of the braves who were with him?

But those three braves yonder are something more than convalescent.

Just then a whoop rang out from the braves at the gap and was followed by a chorus of them.

It is only because he braves us that we pursue him, and in the face of our opponents and Parliament we cannot do less.

"The bodies of the two braves still lie upon the ground," said Raven Wing.

Probably one or two braves had been left to watch the cleft.

He roared with pain and mortification, but the other braves thought it very amusing.

He was told that some of his cowardly "braves" had stolen the paleface's kettles.

Once one of the braves shook his tomahawk at her through a window.

Torn with hate's unrest He called a council and his braves addressed.

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).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.