- boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
- marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
- worthy; excellent.
Origin of valiant
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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
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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
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"You shall have your own boudoir upstairs," said Sidney valiantly.K
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But whenever he has the power, depend upon it, he will butt at one as valiantly as the other.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
They were confused, unwelcome thoughts, but she entertained them valiantly.Gloria and Treeless Street
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Phipps, however, held on valiantly, hoping almost against hope.Self-Help
"Pooh, I shan't mind how criss-cross he is," declared Patricia valiantly.Miss Pat at School
- courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
- marked by bravery or couragea valiant deed
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.