1. Having or displaying valour.
    • circa 1490 William Caxton (translator), The Boke of Aeneid, Westminster, Preface,
      this present booke compyled by virgyle ryght subtyl and Ingenyous oratour & poete Intytuled Eneydos hath be translated oute of latyn in to comyn langage In whiche may alle valyaunt prynces and other nobles see many valorous fayttes of armes.
    • circa 1598 William Shakespeare, Henry V (play), Act IV, Scene 4,
      […] he esteems himself happy that he hath fallen into the hands of one, as he thinks, the most brave, valorous, and thrice-worthy signieur of England.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 15,
      […] I shall be at York—at the head of my daring and valorous fellows, as ready to support any bold design as thy policy can be to form one.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, New York: Scribner, Book I, Chapter 10, p. 70,
      He held up the glass. “To your valorous wounds. To the silver medal.”
    • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island (novel), London: Review, Chapter Twelve, p. 139,
      There are many valorous stories told of her, which enthral grown men as well as children.

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