from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See courage

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of courage.


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  • My etymology dictionary tells me it's a word that comes from the French "corage" and means "to produce courage", or "to put courage into".

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  • Whan that drad maladye of rickrollyng, delivered to us by Our Lord and Savior as portente of His Hooly Judgment, strykes with terrible corage, leaping from flyckereng Devilbox to Devilbox across the miasma in the cweer disgyse of Richard of Astley, Galen adviseth couching a deed polcat upon the cheste of the rickrolld ful swithe to balance the overly sangwyn humors caused by daemonic, forbidden styles of dance.

    Miles Klee: Doctors Tackle The Rickrolling Pandemic

  • For it was then a pretty thing happened of pure diversion mayhap, when his flattering hend, at the justright moment, like perchance some cook of corage might clip the lad on a poot of porage handshut his duckhouse, the vivid girl, deaf with love,

    Finnegans Wake

  • Hast thou so much corage Calandrino, as but to handle a peece of written parchment, which I will give thee?

    The Decameron

  • ‘Yes, I haf seen him,’ I says, without ze corage to look at her, for my heart did almost burst.


  • And the lady answerde, sythe that I may not withdrawe zou fro zoure lewed corage, I schal zeve zou with outen wysschinge, and to alle hem that schulle com of you.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Duke of Burgoyne hath conqueryd Lorreyn and Queen Margreet shall nott nowe be lykelyhod have it; wherffer the Frenshe kynge cheryssheth hyr butt easelye; but afftr thys conquest off Loreyn the Duke toke grete corage to goo upon the londe off the Swechys

    Charles the Bold Last Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477

  • Grimbaut brigs, beside Knaresborough, there to stop them the passage; but they returning aside, got to Weatherbie, and so to Tadcaster, and finallie came forward vnto Bramham more, [Sidenote: His hardie corage to fight.] neere to Haizelwood, where they chose their ground méet to fight vpon.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • Lard of Ricartoun, [871] did abait the corage of many; for we culd nocht feght nor stop the ennemie, bot under the mercie of the Castell and hole ordinance thairof.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Gaitgirth, [796] and the hole Congregatioun of Kyle and Cuninghame, approched for our releve; and in verray dead thay came in suche diligence, and suche a nomber, that as the enymie had just caus to fear, so have all that professe Christ Jesus just matter to praise God for thair fidelitie and stout corage in that nead; for by thair presence was the tyranny of the enymie brydilled.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)


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