It seems telling that “braves” was somehow not authentic enough for Marshall.
Except the braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.
The braves made trouble with neighboring tribes, attracting the displeasure of the Canadian Mounties.
We need our tough-guy writers just like we need everyone who braves the vast fields of unpretentious, popular fiction.
In a chapter titled “Fox Den,” he braves brambles in an attempt to follow his neighborhood urban fox.
He and his braves had enjoyed but poor fare during their long march.
"You forget he is my husband, Mrs. Delancy," and Marcia braves her resolutely.
This chief, and a number of his braves, visited Washington in 1837.
They were braves selected for this post of honour and of danger.
They left him in charge of three of the braves while the others started for some more of our men who were nearby.
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.