• WordNet 3.6
    • n valiance the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) "he showed great heroism in battle","he received a medal for valor"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Valiance The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor. "His doughty valiance ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n valiance Valiant character; bravery; valor.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vaillance,. See Valiant


In literature:

Then he praised Ursula's wisdom and valiancy till she bade him forbear lest he weary her.
"The Well at the World's End" by William Morris
A fell woodsman he is, and exceeding stark, and as yet heedeth more of valiance than of the love of woman.
"Child Christopher" by William Morris
And you seem to be of so great valiance that you will defend me well herein to-morrow, for the truce cometh to an end to-night.
"High History of the Holy Graal" by Unknown
I fought in the Atjeh war, and a brave people wondered at the valiance of a stranger.
"Tales of Unrest" by Joseph Conrad
But the King tarries, and without him and the army they can venture on no great valiance.
"A Monk of Fife Being the chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French" by Andrew Lang
You are valiant; very good: you don't want to husband yer valiance at home.
"The Trumpet-Major" by Thomas Hardy
And wherefore should not all this fall to the Markmen and their valiancy?
"The House of the Wolfings A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse" by William Morris
Had Sir Anthony's valiancy stood the test?
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Yet will I sing, but who can better sing Than thou thy self, thine own selfs valiance?
"The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)" by William Winstanley
His word has ever been a strength among us, and no man here but knows his valiance in the cause.
"Oliver Cromwell" by John Drinkwater

In poetry:

He, a fugitive, whose valiance
Made the Feinne fair Erin's boast!
Where the red cascade descended,
Lovely Grinie's evil dalliance
Held him thrall as though were ended
Noble warring with the host.
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
When William, Duke of Schumbug,
A tyrant and a humbug,
With cannon and with thunder on our city bore,
Our fortitude and valiance
Insthructed his battalions
To respict the galliant Irish upon Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Three wars fought with valiance .