Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as valiance.

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  • noun Valour, bravery.

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • 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

  • 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 — Complete

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Rhesus

  • 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

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

    Rhesus

  • 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

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