valiancy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n valiancy 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 Valiancy The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor. "His doughty valiance ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n valiancy Same as valiance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vaillance,. See Valiant

Usage

In literature:

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
Young and weak, and wrong of sex for doing any valiance, long I lay by my father's body, wringing out my wretchedness.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
And there are other reasons that it concerns not your valiancies to know.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
She was full of her work and enthusiastic over the valiance of her people.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
Well, his valiance should prove it; his valiance, afraid neither of light nor of darkness.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The conquest of the Aztec Empire, with its millions of treasure, by Cortez had already proved the valiancy of Spanish cavaliers.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Proud art thou now And highly favoured in our valiancy!
"The Bacchae of Euripides" by Euripedes
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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 .
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