Like other maskers who have braved the outdoors, he enjoys a turn in the spotlight.
Instead, the politician who once braved a crowded Mumbai train hunkered down at home.
In 1864 Browning again "braved the awful Biarritz" and stayed at Cambo.
She seemed to them, as she braved the intruders, the grandest person they had ever seen.
Mr. Chattaway could willingly have braved Miss Diana, if he had only dared.
He felt a strange alarm at the rival he had braved,—at the foe he had provoked.
They had braved all hardships and dangers to reach the land of their desire.
He had braved all things, and moved out uncertain, yet undaunted!
They braved the danger, and let themselves down to a level, where they were stopped by a deep pool—the receiver of the fall.
But he braved the storm, smiling upon them his ineffable contempt.
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.