adjective, brav·er, brav·est.
- a bully.
- a boast or challenge.
verb (used with object), braved, brav·ing.
verb (used without object), braved, brav·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for brave
He placed an American flag on the grave of the man he still said was the bravest solider he ever saw.
Pvt. Eddie Slovik was the bravest soldier that one World War II veteran says he ever encountered.
Russell was unarmed, but he was still a cop in the bravest sense, and he ran after the fleeing Voii.34 Years Later, Gunshots Still Echo From a Senseless Killing|Michael Daly|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is also true that some of the bravest and most tireless defenders of cultural standards have been liberal too.
With one of our bravest newsroom administrators, I headed down to defend our…what?
Ay, look after him; the bravest, gentlest, most faithful master that ever men served under.Tara|Philip Meadows Taylor
The British commander wanted his bravest men for such work, and so he called for volunteers to man the boats.Strange Stories from History for Young People|George Cary Eggleston
When Constantine was appointed its commander-in-chief, the Polish army ranked with the bravest in Europe.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2|John Lloyd Stephens
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
Thirty of their bravest were slain, and the others sneaked away like a pack of wolves, beaten and cowed.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for brave
- having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid
- (as collective noun preceded by the)the brave