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  • n. The characteristic of being brave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of state or being brave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being brave; bravery: as “the braveness of the exploit,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear


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  • ...the dignified resilience
    that humans, or some, are capable of still,
    evinced in the sad braveness of the bereaved
    whose daughter, being blind, observed no warning.

    - Peter Reading, Hints, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008