valiant

Definitions

  • Valiant Champions on Their Adventure--1-42-086
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj valiant having or showing valor "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack","a valiant soldier"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Valiant Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave. "A valiant and most expert gentleman.""And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles."
    • Valiant Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. "Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts.""The saints] have made such valiant confessions."
    • Valiant Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • valiant Strong; vigorous in body; sturdy; also, strong or powerful in a more general sense.
    • valiant Of a certain worth or value. Compare strong.
    • valiant Brave; courageous; intrepid in danger; puissant.
    • valiant Performed with valor; bravely conducted; heroic: as, a valiant action or achievement; a valiant combat.
    • valiant Hence Brave; splendid.
    • valiant Of or pertaining to a brave or valiant man or valiant men.
    • valiant Synonyms and Gallant, Courageous, etc. (see brave), valorous, daring, dauntless, stout.
    • n valiant A valiant person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Valiant val′yant strong: brave: intrepid in danger: heroic
    • n Valiant (obs.) a valiant person
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir, to be worth, L. valere, to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail Convalesce Equivalent Prevail Valid

Usage

In literature:

The men made a valiant effort to ignite what was left of the splintered walls and roof of the car.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
But you must struggle valiantly to save our beautiful capital.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
But now he is a lad no longer, and the story of the boy chieftain gives place to the record of the valiant soldier and the able king.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
There were many valiant deeds performed, many prisoners made, and many rescues.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
This was due, it shortly appeared, to a ruse of General Arnold; Arnold the valiant, Arnold the traitor.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott
The less valiant ones succumb, stopped by the frail barrier.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
VALIANT FOR THE FAITH.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
With such a valiant army under my command I could do wonders if attacked by the enemy.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Angelerus, Duke of Aquitaine, brought four thousand valiant bowmen.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
A gallant hunter's sport is o'er, A valiant warrior fights no more.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
So he desired Mr. Valiant to make his will.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Despite a valiant resistance, Robin and Will Stuteley were soon overcome and bound hard and fast.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Sachs pretended to see nothing, and "marked" away valiantly.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Tommy, too, was in their clutches once more, fighting valiantly but without avail.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
There was one volume in particular, called "The Tears of Angelica," which the curate fought for valiantly.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Narragansets and the Mohegans now became very valiant, and eagerly hunted through the woods for the few straggling Pequots who remained.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
He attacked the eighteen-headed dragon and, after valiant conflict, despatched him.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
Nay, he greatly revered him as a valiant warrior, and had never said a single word to his discredit.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
He is the handsomest and most valiant youth in the nation!
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
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In poetry:

"I see before me valiant men,
With courage high and true,
Who fight as only heroes fight,
And die, as heroes do.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
"My father was as brave a lord,
As ever Europe might afford;
My mother was a lady bright;
My husband was a valiant knight;
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
It was a deed most valiant,
And mighty was the work begun,
For War then waging fiercely,
Ceased not till victory was won.
"Crispus Attucks" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Throughout the English archery
They dealt full many a wound;
But still our valiant Englishmen
All firmly kept their ground.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Here there is balm for every tender heart
Wounded by life;
Rest for each one who bore a valiant part
Crushed in the strife.
"From Beyond" by Duncan Campbell Scott
When blacks fight blacks in white men's wars
They're fools for all their valiant pain,
For they shall never hope for right
In whatsoever is the gain.
"The Brutal Crime" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

In news:

The UAA men's basketball team put up a valiant effort before losing to Division I school.
My Valiant Comics fandom began in July 1991 with Magnus, Robot Fighter.
"We've made a valiant effort," publisher and editor Verity A Jones said in a December 16 statement that cited declining subscription and advertising revenue and a decrease in charitable gifts.
Valiant Vols fall one TD short.
Read on as we show you how to swap over Mopar's 8 3/4-inch rear axle into our 1969 Valiant.
After two days of racing, Valiant takes to sea once again, this time with patients and doctors as crew.
The Miners fought valiantly, but perhaps, it was just not their day in a 28-17 loss at SMU.
And here is what the guy with a Prince Valiant haircut is here to tell you: This is not your typical St Louis rock release.
The Alpena High School volleyball team fought valiantly against Cadillac on Monday but came up short.
There are a handful of hallowed badges that are valiantly resisting the crossover craze.
Robert Gardner Salisbury , 88, of Whispering Pines, died Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012, at Elmcroft Heartland Village, where he had been a resident nearly five years, thus ending his valiant struggle against Alzheimer's disease.
Despite a valiant effort by Luke Hoose, Tioga fell to Seton Catholic 2-0 in Section IV, Class C soccer action.
Making his film debut in 1997 as the lead role in Prince Valiant, which also starred Katherine Heigl, Stephen Moyer has always made his on-screen presence known.
In yet another valiant effort to become the coolest dad ever, Dave Grohl recently joined forces with his daughter, Violet, to create a funky new shirt for the Nick Jr show Yo Gabba Gabba.
Jonny Valiant Page 1 of 7.
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In science:

Such analysis is important for galaxy from low-z to high-z galaxies (Sloan et al. 2009; Valiante et al. 2009).
Revealing infrared populations of nearby galaxies using the Spitzer Space Telescope
For the unknown-unknown case Batu, Fortnow, Rubinfeld, Smith, and White proved an upper bound of eO(m2/3 ) on the query complexity, and Valiant proved a matching (up to polylogarithmic factors) lower bound.
New Results on Quantum Property Testing
Valiant, The complexity of computing the permanent, Theor.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Stardust from SNe is particularly important in the early Universe because the time for stars to evolve to the AGB phase is typically about 1 Gyr, but the cosmic time in the early Universe is shorter than it (Morgan & Edmunds 2003; Maiolino et al. 2004; Dwek et al. 2007; but see also Valiante et al. 2009).
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
Valiant. A CLT and tight lower bounds for estimating entropy.
Testing probability distributions using conditional samples
Since the advent of quantum physics about a century ago, physicists have valiantly tried to understand it at an intuitive level.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
The argument of Valiant and Vazirani guarantees that if j is the logarithm of the number of L-witnesses for x, there is a unique w satisfying h|j (w) = 0 with constant probability over the choice of h.
Average-Case Complexity
The proof is a simple generalization of the technique used in a beautiful construction of O(n5.3 ) size monotone formulas for the ma jority function by Valiant .
Bounds on the Size of Small Depth Circuits for Approximating Majority
Valiant, “Short Monotone Formulae for the Ma jority Function”, J.
Bounds on the Size of Small Depth Circuits for Approximating Majority
That is, it has the same complexity as computing the permanent of a matrix the prototypical #P problem - as was famously proven by Valiant in 1979 .
A simple encoding of a quantum circuit amplitude as a matrix permanent
The route to finding G uses some of the same tricks as in Valiant’s proof.
A simple encoding of a quantum circuit amplitude as a matrix permanent
VCdim (S ) ≤ poly (n) =⇒ |S | ≤ 2poly(n) is Sauer’s Lemma , which implies the relation |S | ≤ 2n VCdim(S ) . |S | ≤ 2poly(n) =⇒Learnable was proved by Valiant .
A Full Characterization of Quantum Advice
The notion of learnability was first introduced by Valiant (1984) for the problem of binary classification in the realizable case.
Learning From An Optimization Viewpoint
In Valiant’s algebraic model of computation (see ), the resultant polynomials belongs to the class VPSPACE , which can be seen as an equivalent to the boolean class PSPACE in this setting.
On the Complexity of the Multivariate Resultant
We consider the Functional Orientation 2-Color problem, which was introduced by Valiant in his seminal paper on holographic algorithms .
The Hardness of the Functional Orientation 2-Color Problem
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