But a whole lot of good has happened at the hands of generous and brave Americans over the last eight years.
I forced a brave smile and drew my arm around her near skeletal shoulder.
A brave thing to talk about—and one that also fits into a problematic ‘good v. bad’ abortion narrative.
Instead, Rand Paul has taken his brave stand in opposition to killing innocent people for eating pot roast.
Abdolfattah Soltani, a brave human-rights attorney, is serving the longest sentence of them all: 13 years.
It did do good, and his brave patience made us remember him long after he was gone.
There was no lack of followers among the brave American tars.
And yet our Esther is a heroine—capable, energetic, brave, and patriotic.
"I bring you greeting from our brave general, Gomez," he exclaimed in Spanish.
There was no necessity for her to brave the crowd at the window in order to purchase a ticket.
late 15c., from Middle French brave, "splendid, valiant," from Italian bravo "brave, bold," originally "wild, savage," possibly from Medieval Latin bravus "cutthroat, villain," from Latin pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from Latin barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic origin (Irish breagh, Cornish bray) also has been suggested.
Old English words for this, some with overtones of "rashness," included modig (now "moody"), beald ("bold"), cene ("keen"), dyrstig ("daring"). Brave new world is from the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian novel; he lifted the phrase from Shakespeare ("Tempest" v.i.183).
"to face with bravery," 1776, from French braver, from brave (see brave (adj.)). Related: Braved; braving.