Origin of valiant
Examples from the Web for valiantly
Valiantly, there was an attempt to reinvest in Lady Mary in her new and—you guessed it!‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Review: The Depressing Demise of a Once-Great Show|Kevin Fallon|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The news anchors donned Wayfarer shades and valiantly tried to keep up—poor Guthrie in those stilettos!Ai Weiwei, Ban Ki-moon, Ponies & More Best ‘Gangnam Style’ Parodies (VIDEO)|Melissa Leon, Kevin Fallon|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore valiantly battles Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans Wednesday morning, impressing everyone.Clint Eastwood Talks to Invisible, a SEAL Speaks & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But they left the position they had so valiantly maintained, to pursue the Normans, when the latter feigned to fly.
But they fought for their faith and their homes so valiantly that the tyrant was compelled to withdraw.Heroes of Israel|Theodore Gerald Soares
Stampede shrugged his shoulders as he valiantly kept up with Alan's suddenly quickened pace.The Alaskan|James Oliver Curwood
Mrs. Hawkins was for the next nine days the wonder of the neighborhood for having so valiantly exorcised the ghosts.The Haunted Homestead|E. D. E. N. Southworth
Huntington groped in vain for one of the crushing retorts that he had valiantly prepared for this meeting.The Heart of Thunder Mountain|Edfrid A. Bingham
British Dictionary definitions for valiantly
Word Origin for valiant
Word Origin and History for valiantly
early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), from Anglo-French and Old French valliant "stalwart, brave," from present participle of valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from Latin valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able," from PIE root *wal- "be strong" (cf. Old English wealdan "to rule," Old High German -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), Old Norse valdr "ruler," Old Church Slavonic vlasti "to rule over," Lithuanian valdyti "to have power," Celtic *walos- "ruler," Old Irish flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able"). Related: Valiantly.