• Brave. N.A. Indian
    Brave. N.A. Indian
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n braveness a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Brave. Kaiowa, etc Brave. Kaiowa, etc
Pinocchio Braves the Sea to Save His Father Pinocchio Braves the Sea to Save His Father
A silent tribute to the brave A silent tribute to the brave
Homage From The Brave Homage From The Brave
A Brave Lassie A Brave Lassie

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first baseball game was broadcast in color on August 11, 1951 (Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 8-1)
    • n Braveness The quality of state or being brave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n braveness The quality of being brave; bravery: as “the braveness of the exploit,”
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  • Virgil
    “Fortune favors the brave.”
  • Seneca
    “He who is brave is free.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “One brave deed makes no hero.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
    “There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”


Put on a brave face - If you put on a brave face, or put a brave face on something, you behave confidently or cheerfully even though things are difficult. ('Brave front' is also used.)


In literature:

My counsel is to send out a band of our braves on the war-path.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
I ought to be ashamed of myself; have all my once brave thoughts and aspirations come to this?
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
She lifted her skirts, fastened her child upon her back and bravely waded into the torrent.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
These brave men formed a bodyguard for Arthur until the feast of the Pentecost.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
There were many braves in her father's band who had learned to talk Mexican-Spanish.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
Many of those brave men have gone to their long rest.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Alas for Ricketts and Griffin, brave men handling brave guns!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The queen was brave and clever herself, so she liked to have brave and clever people around her.
"True Stories of Wonderful Deeds" by Anonymous
Every Indian brave, who came, came on a pony.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
His troops wanted not a leader, but lamented him, being brave; with him forty dark ships followed.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
But ye have fought like brave men, and I would that, for your prowess, ye were my friends rather than mine enemies.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
War, which before was horrid, now appears Lovely in you, brave prince of cavaliers!
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Others supported themselves on anything which could float; and brave swimmers struck out for dear life.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
His ancestors were brave, sir.
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
The white man is brave as Aresqui; and can the brave be treacherous?
"The Indian Princess" by James Nelson Barker
Cries of horror and pity burst from the onlookers when they caught sight of the brave girl hanging by her hair, and apparently dead.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
I know that none but a brave woman deserves the love of a brave man.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
Inspired by his example, the other boats fought as bravely.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
A brave arm, it is true, but not that alone.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
The ocean, the tempest, and the darkness cannot be braved with impunity.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

What tho' no sculptured shaft
Immortalize each brave?
What tho' no monument epitaphed
Be built above each grave?
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
What, silent all! art sad of cheer?
Art fearful now?
When God seemed far and men were near,
How brave wert thou!
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"True as the knights of story,
Sir Lancelot and his peers,
Brave in his calm endurance
As they in tilt of spears.
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Brave Forbes drew his men aside,
Sa,d Tak your rest a while,
Until I to Drumminnor send,
To fess my coat o' mail.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
It pictures a steadfast purpose,
A brave and daring will,
A human-needed promise that
We hope the years will fill.
"Voice From The South" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Let thy strong arm shield the helpless,
And the feeble save;
Mercy's voice the true knight knoweth,
And the brave.
"Charge To The Knight Of Malta" by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

You have to be brave to wear an all-red outfit.
Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino (8) is not able to catch a three-run home run by the Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann.
Chaz Bono may soon become the brave new face of the transgendered world but he started out as Chastity Bono - the sparkling tot who hung around the set of her very famous parents' very famous TV show.
Just like last year, the Braves lost out on a spot in the NL division series to.
The Braves didn't have to rely on hits against Colorado's Tyler Chatwood , who threw far too many balls.
Atlanta Braves players celebrate their 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Braves, keep on choppin .
Cinematogrpher Sean Bobbit calls Derek Cianfrance's new drama "Bold, epic and brave".
Hortly after personal computers and word-processing programs became commonplace tools for writers, a brave new future for fiction was trumpeted.
Guerry Clegg commentary on Atlanta Braves: They stayed the course.
With trade deadline nearing, should Atlanta Braves make a deal.
Is the sun setting on the Braves' chances to make baseball's postseason a second straight season.
Will the Games Displace Their Games?/Quigley the Brave.
Brave heavy traffic on 14th or 16th.
Early Doberman Pinscher s were noted for their "sharp" temperaments but decades of careful breeding has produced a nearly ideal all-round working dog, intelligent, brave and loyal.

In science:

For brave and skeptical reasoning, if the detail mode is engaged, QUIP returns witnesses corresponding to theses tasks: for brave reasoning, all stable expansions containing Φ are returned, whereas for skeptical reasoning, all stable expansions not containing Φ are returned.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Similar to autoepistemic logic and default logic, QUIP handles the problem whether a given logic program has a stable model, as well as brave and skeptical reasoning.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
The first command checks whether Pacifist is a brave consequence of ∆, the second commands checks skeptical consequence of Pacifist from ∆.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
We call the corresponding geometry brave new algebraic geometry, quoting the expression brave new algebra introduced by F.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Vogt, Introduction to algebra over “brave new rings”, The 18th winter school “Geometry and physics” (Srni, 1998), Rend.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Based on this lemma, we can identify the computational complexity of the main decision problems, brave and cautious reasoning.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
We verify that a ground literal L is a brave consequence of a DLPA program P as follows: Guess a set M ⊆ BP of ground atoms and check that (1) M is an answer set of P and (2) L is true w.r.t. M .
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Vezzosi. “Brave New” Algebraic Geometry and global derived moduli spaces of ring spectra.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
The consistency with the calibration route sketched in the above section was checked by bravely measuring Vega in the same programme [231].
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
However, this has been no deterrent for a large number of brave experimentalists who have verified the wave nature of matter not only for electrons but also for atoms, dimers, neutrons, molecules, nobel gas clusters and even Bose-Einstein condensates.
Quantum interference of molecules -- probing the wave nature of matter
These epochs can still be compared to the Old Wild West territories which only brave pioneers have dared to explore.
Physical Processes at Cosmic Dawn
As always, some brave colleagues have shared their thoughts on highlights of the year and generally provided a nice deragement of epithets.
Astrophysics in 2006
For the future of binary studies in the ’brave new era,’ see a review by Guinan & Engle (2006).
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
In particular, they work for symmetric spectra, the basis of a theory known as topological, spectral, brave new or (unfortunately) derived algebraic geometry.
Notes characterising higher and derived stacks concretely
As luck would have it, a brave and mighty knight called Bohr was passing by, just in time to save it — so he thought.
The Plight of `I Am'