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Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave: a valiant knight; a valiant effort. See Synonyms at brave.

[Middle English, from Old French vaillant, from Latin valēns, valent-, present participle of valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

val′ian·cy, val′iance, val′iant·ness n.
val′iant·ly adv.
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Noun1.valiance - the qualities of a hero or heroinevaliance - the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear


2. The quality or state of being heroic:
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From six in the morning till six at night the hard labour of the prison-house, which rewards the valiance of ships that win the harbour went on steadily, great slings of general cargo swinging over the rail, to drop plumb into the hatchways at the sign of the gangway-tender's hand.
I fought in the Atjeh war, and a brave people wondered at the valiance of a stranger.
Molecular Dynamics successfully imaged the first patient on the Valiance X12, its whole-body CZT based digital SPECT/CT prototype at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel.
Wishing Eid Mubarak in advance to officers and troops, the COAS appreciated their high state of morale, professionalism and valiance while defending motherland and giving a befitting response to unprovoked Indian firing.
He appreciated their high state of morale, professionalism and valiance while defending the motherland and giving a befitting response to Indian unprovoked firing.
Delegation member Sonja van den Ende, who is a member of the Socialist Party in the Netherlands, said the visit seeks to express support to Syria's people and army, praising the valiance of Syrian youth in carrying out their duties towards their country.
Excitement in victory and valiance in defeat has got America, and the football world, asking when the USA will become a super-power on and off the pitch, and one day, threaten to win a World Cup?
New investors taking part in the expansion of the round are the British Valiance Asset Management and Belgium's RMM.
The casualties would have been even higher without the valiance of Arthur Vickers.
The valiance and calm demeanour with which he saved his crew, stayed alive and was finally resA[degrees] cued completely melts away in the final scene.
This series E round was entirely subscribed by the existing shareholders such as RMM (Rudi Marien), Debiopharm DiagnosticsSA, PMV Tina Fund, Valiance, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Philips, the Wellcome Trust, Petercam, the family offices of Dr.