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  • n. Valour, bravery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as valiance.

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

  • n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)


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  • From that she struck upon a notion of reserves of humaneness being in him, if she might find the path to them: and thence, fortified by the repose her picture of little Selina's merit had bestowed, she sprang to the idea of valiancy, that she would woo him to listen to her, without inflicting a scene.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 2

  • But Guinevere showed her love and her wit, and her "valiancy" (for so at least on this occasion we may translate _vaillant_) by retorting that such a chest was only big enough -- and hardly big enough -- for such a heart.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Nay, for yon man is fierce as fire, a very tower of valiancy.


  • That which saves the lives of others, proves thy destruction, even thy sire's nobility; to thee thy father's valiancy has proved no boon.

    The Trojan Women

  • Now, this beetle headed provost, who is after all but a piece of blundering valiancy, has, like most such, a retainer of some slyness and cunning, whom he uses in all his dealings, and whose suggestions he generally considers as his own ideas.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • King who defendeth from harm and lord of the long arm, Allah prosper thine evening and thine endeavouring and increase thy valiancy and strengthen thee!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Know ye that valiancy lieth in endurance of outrance and that no case is so strait but that the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She also took with her for Nur al-Din what should rejoice him of rich and royal apparel and splendid arms and armour, and shouldering the bags (for indeed her strength equalled her valiancy), hastened forth from the new palace to join her lover.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Olema and men of valiancy and that whereinto thou hast cast thyself of calamity so that there is neither power nor strength left in thee to repel whoso shall assail thee, more by token that thou transgressest and orderest thyself tyrannously and profligately

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They gazed on her, and were overcome by her loveliness and grace, and by the kindness and valiancy of her heart.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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