from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of state or being brave.

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  • noun The characteristic of being brave.

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  • noun 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