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  • adjective superlative form of brave: most brave.
  • noun informal Firefighters.


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  • There a sight met him that caused the tears to rush to his eyes – for the bravest is always the tenderest heart.

    The Hidden Hand 1888

  • If you don't see one near you, call your bravest friends and pick the date (s), time, and contact info.

    Crucial Week for Impeachment 2008

  • “Yesterday the captain of five hundred men, the bravest in France — the bravest, that is, who breathe mortal air — and I am here without a glimpse of light, to direct me how to avoid the corner in which lies a wild tiger-cat, prompt to spring upon and to devour me.”

    Count Robert of Paris 2008

  • Some on here have called the bravest people our country has produced recently cowards.

    MoD Tells Navy15: "Sell Your Stories" 2007

  • At the same time, we had in New York this week this famous woman who Laura Bush will see next week who's been called the bravest woman in the world, who is standing up against the men who gang-raped her.

    CNN Transcript Jan 22, 2006 2006

  • Coming up in the "Cafferty File," she's being called the bravest actress in New York.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2004 2004

  • [450] 'I consider, indeed, all men to be equal by nature, but I make this distinction, that the bravest is the most noble.'

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino 86 BC-34? BC Sallust

  • 'The bravest are the tenderest, the loving are the daring,' as our

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885 Various

  • A great shout went up from the crowd as they saw this, and both combatants ceased firing, and, after having given the soldiers a drink, they came back amidst the cheers of soldiers, crowd, and Sinn Feiners alike, and they are now known as the bravest colleens in Ireland -- God bless them!

    Six days of the Irish Republic A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics

  • Near to these monuments of ignorance and despair, I noticed a monument of another sort, and of later date, -- a tribute to one of the most gallant and genial of men, in whom it was fully demonstrated that "the bravest are the tenderest."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867 Various


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