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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VALIANTLY

"You shall have your own boudoir upstairs," said Sidney valiantly.

But whenever he has the power, depend upon it, he will butt at one as valiantly as the other.

They were confused, unwelcome thoughts, but she entertained them valiantly.

Phipps, however, held on valiantly, hoping almost against hope.

"Pooh, I shan't mind how criss-cross he is," declared Patricia valiantly.

"I'm goin' to the Front with the Reg'ment," he said valiantly.

Busy as I was, I had time to mark well how stoutly and valiantly they fought.

However, he did not cease from valiantly continuing his way.

I wouldn't hesitate a moment to shoot him,' said he, valiantly. '

How could he flee, when this old soldier was fighting 261 so valiantly for him in the trenches?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), from Anglo-French and Old French valliant "stalwart, brave," from present participle of valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from Latin valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able," from PIE root *wal- "be strong" (cf. Old English wealdan "to rule," Old High German -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), Old Norse valdr "ruler," Old Church Slavonic vlasti "to rule over," Lithuanian valdyti "to have power," Celtic *walos- "ruler," Old Irish flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able"). Related: Valiantly.

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