bravely


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brave

 (brāv)
adj. brav·er, brav·est
1. Possessing or displaying courage.
2. Making a fine display; impressive or showy: "a coat of brave red lipstick on a mouth so wrinkled that it didn't even have a clear outline" (Anne Tyler).
3. Excellent; great: "The Romans were like brothers / In the brave days of old" (Thomas Macaulay).
n.
1. A Native American warrior.
2. (used with a pl. verb) People who exhibit bravery or courage considered as a group: "O'er the land of the free / And the home of the brave" (Francis Scott Key).
3. Archaic A bully.
v. braved, brav·ing, braves
v.tr.
1. To endure or face courageously: "He remained in his tent on inclement mornings while others in the party braved the rain ... looking for birds" (Bert O. States). "Together they would brave Satan and all his legions" (Emily Brontë).
2. Obsolete To make showy or splendid.
v.intr. Archaic
To make a courageous show or put up a stalwart front.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French, from Old Italian, wild, brave, excellent, probably from Vulgar Latin *brabus, from Latin barbarus; see barbarous.]

brave′ly adv.
brave′ness n.
Synonyms: brave, courageous, fearless, intrepid, bold, audacious, valiant, valorous, mettlesome, plucky, dauntless, undaunted
These adjectives mean having or showing courage under difficult or dangerous conditions. Brave, the least specific, is frequently associated with an innate quality: "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver" (Herman Melville).
Courageous implies an inner strength that draws on principle or purpose as well as character: "The millions of refugees who have resettled here ... are courageous ... people who stood for something" (Robert E. Pierre and Paul Farhi).
Fearless emphasizes absence of fear and a willingness or even eagerness to take risks: "world-class [boating] races for fearless loners willing to face the distinct possibility of being run down, dismasted, capsized, attacked by whales" (Jo Ann Morse Ridley).
Intrepid suggests a fearlessness tempered by steadfast determination: "The great snowpeaks of the Himalayas isolated their communities from all but the most intrepid outsiders" (Mark Abley).
Bold stresses readiness to meet danger or difficulty and often a tendency to seek it out: "If we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives ... then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by" (Theodore Roosevelt).
Audacious implies daring, brazen, or extravagant boldness: "the audacious belief that many answers to questions of cosmic origin and evolution may be within their grasp" (John Noble Wilford).
Valiant and valorous suggest heroic bravery in service of a noble cause: "the valiant English who had defended their land for a thousand years" (Willie Morris)."The other hostages [will] never forget her calm, confident, valorous work" (William W. Bradley).
Mettlesome stresses spirit and love of challenge: "her horse, whose mettlesome spirit required a better rider" (Henry Fielding).
Plucky emphasizes spirit and heart in the face of unfavorable odds: "He couldn't abide the typical children's-book scenario of a plucky hero or heroine triumphing over adversity" (Christine M. Heppermann).
Dauntless and undaunted imply unflagging courage and a refusal to be dismayed: "So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, / There never was knight like the young Lochinvar" (Sir Walter Scott)."Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey.... We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible" (Winston S. Churchill). See Also Synonyms at adventurous, defy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.bravely - in a courageous manner; "bravely he went into the burning house"
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bravely

[ˈbreɪvlɪ] ADVvalientemente, con valor
she smiled bravelysonrió valiente or valientemente
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brave

(breiv) adjective
without fear of danger, pain etc. a brave soldier; a brave deed; You're very brave; It was brave of him to fight such an enemy.
verb
to meet or face boldly. They braved the cold weather.
noun
a Red Indian warrior.
ˈbravely adverb
He met his death bravely.
ˈbravery noun
References in classic literature ?
Breakfast, I hope," he answered, smiling bravely in an attempt to allay her fears.
We had better bear our troubles bravely than try to escape them.
During the heat of the battle, a woman of the Nez Perces, seeing her warrior badly wounded and unable to fight, seized his bow and arrows, and bravely and successfully defended his person, contributing to the safety of the whole party.
A city therefore ought to be temperate, brave, and patient; for, according to the proverb, "Rest is not for slaves;" but those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of those who attack them.
She, with her sister Spirits, built up a tomb of delicate, bright-colored shells, wherein the child might lie, till she should come to wake him into life; then, praying them to watch most faithfully above it, she said farewell, and floated bravely forth, on her long, unknown journey, far away.
I could see that Lilla began to suffer from nervousness, as on the first occasion; but she carried herself bravely.
Lucy faced the situation bravely, though, like most of us, she only faced the situation that encompassed her.
Right bravely the Ancient Mariner drove to the Bronx in a taxi, registered his "Charles Stough Greenleaf" in an old-fashioned hand, and took up anew the activities which for years had kept him free of the poor-farm.
When he fretted, she was patient; when he growled, she ploughed bravely through the hard pages not dry to her in one sense, for quiet tears dropped on them now and then; and when Mac fell into a despairing mood, she comforted him with every hopeful word she dared to offer.
She relieved me at the bailing-hole from time to time, and bravely she threw out the water and faced the storm.
Her eyes were brimming with tears, but her chin was bravely high.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crowbars.