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The Marquess said, "Bravo," the rest smiled, and rose from the table in some confusion.

In obedience to it, it was the bravo now who advanced and engaged Garnache.

“You are bitter against trade, my bravo,” remarked the land baron.

After looking at his friend's work very attentively, "Bravo!"

I replied that it was an easy task for her, and a "bravo" was all he answered.

"I fear you are nothing but a Bravo, James," remarked his friend.

Bravo was a dog; but he was always curious to see what was going on.

"Something," answered the bravo, seating himself with signs of fatigue.

He was delighted, patted me on the back and exclaimed, “Bravo, bravo!”

When it was finished, the person who was watching him exclaimed, "Bravo, Hasan!"

WORD ORIGIN

as an exclamation, "well done!," 1761, from Italian bravo, literally "brave" (see brave (adj.)). Earlier it was used as a noun meaning "desperado, hired killer" (1590s). Superlative form is bravissimo.

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