noun, plural brav·er·ies.
Origin of bravery
Examples from the Web for bravery
Here it is, in the faces of the victims, in the stories of bravery, in the souls and memory of the survivors, the next of kin.
In 175 well-chosen words, he sums up the trials and the grit and bravery of the civil rights movement.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece|Malcolm Jones|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This makes the bravery of Julia and Sveta, a lesbian couple, to appear in the documentary that much more moving.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had been decorated for bravery nineteen times in his twenty-one-year career.
And she was 81: her death marks a shaming lack of bravery and innovation on the part of younger comics.
Who could resist the smiles of the chalk-faced females of Cash Street, all eager to laud his bravery.
Pizarro is a bulldog for bravery, and he has a head on his shoulders.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
For his bravery Grant made him a brigadier-general on the field.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The latter at once suggested Sheridan, remembering his splendid dash and bravery at Missionary Ridge.
This story tells of the bravery and heroism of Betty, the beautiful young sister of old Colonel Zane, one of the bravest pioneers.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
Word Origin and History for bravery
1540s, "daring, defiance, boasting," from French braverie, from braver "to brave" (see brave) or else from cognate Italian braveria, from bravare.
No Man is an Atheist, however he pretend it and serve the Company with his Braveries. [Donne, 1631]
As a good quality, attested from 1580s. Meaning "fine clothes" is from 1560s and holds the older sense.