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  • n. Plural form of bravery.

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Examples

  • He could conquer disease and pain, but he never affected stoic "braveries," about not finding them very actual and disagreeable realities.

    Dr. Johnson and His Circle

  • The Dakotahs, with their high pointed buffalo skin tents, above the town, and their decorations and implements of flags, feathers, skins and personal "braveries," presented the scene of a Bedouin encampment.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • Dakotahs, with their high pointed buffalo skin tents, above the town, and their decorations and implements of flags, feathers, skins and personal "braveries," presented the scene of a Bedouin encampment.

    Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • "braveries" is sure to induce the utmost confidence in the highly useful occupants of Pigot's and Robson's Directory.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 30, 1841

  • They did braveries large and small on behalf of our human family.

    Ann Curry Wheaton Speech: 'Adversity Is Your Opportunity' (VIDEO) (FULL TEXT)

  • For the rest, he is one of the ruffling gallants of the time, like Howland Yorke, Stukely, and others, who wear out their fortunes, and endanger their lives, in idle braveries, in order that they may be esteemed the only choice gallants of the time; and afterwards endeavour to repair their estate, by engaging in the desperate plots and conspiracies which wiser heads have devised.

    The Monastery

  • Few dared say it at the time, but later the condemnation was to become savage, one critic thundering that “great sums were squandered away on braveries and vanities; On old rotten pictures, on broken-nosed Marble.”

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Blount, hast thou seen our household put into their new braveries?

    Kenilworth

  • “But why gettest thou not on thy braveries, Tressilian?” said Raleigh.

    Kenilworth

  • “Why,” Said Blount, “thy braveries are like to dazzle the eyes of none but some poor groom or porter.”

    Kenilworth

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