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 ?
I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
I will do something dreadful if I am not careful," she thought, and turning her face to the wall, began trying to force herself to face bravely the fact that many people must live and die alone, even in Winesburg.
returned the Indian; "he will go and bring his young men, to see how bravely a pale face can laugh at tortures.
The letter is gaily embroidered, and shows right bravely on your bosom
I had an absolute certainty that I should see again what I had already seen, but something within me said that by offering myself bravely as the sole subject of such experience, by accepting, by inviting, by surmounting it all, I should serve as an expiatory victim and guard the tranquility of my companions.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crowbars.
They had not told this to old Anthony, who had consequently spent the two days wandering about from one part of the yards to another, and had now come home to hear about the triumph of the others, smiling bravely and saying that it would be his turn another day.
If it had been only a Hungarian youth, now bravely defending in some mountain fastness the retreat of fugitives escaping from Austria into America, this would have been sublime heroism; but as it was a youth of African descent, defending the retreat of fugitives through America into Canada, of course we are too well instructed and patriotic to see any heroism in it; and if any of our readers do, they must do it on their own private responsibility.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
The richly dressed actresses and actors tripped about singing bravely and pretending not to mind it.
He bravely bore his miseries three weeks, and then one day turned up missing.
Coming from Temperance to Wareham one day, Adam had a long walk and talk with Rebecca, whom he thought looking pale and thin, though she was holding bravely to her self-imposed hours of work.