Valiant is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of valiant, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - having or showing valor
EXAMPLES - Valiant in a Sentence
- Sub-PG Gomis was "valiant" but not up to the task. (source)
- The Dornob blog has a valiant stab at justification: (source)
- "You dare call my valiant soldiers of the Esmeralda regiment, thieves. (source)
- The Hebrew term, "strong," or "valiant," is applied to bulls (Ps 22: 12). (source)
- And the way they behaved-they ended up being kind of valiant and generous. (source)
- Louisville 61, OU 59: Sooner senior was valiant in effort, classy in defeat (source)
- Jihadist plot by the Homeland's valiant defenders, oh may they be praised forever. (source)
- Mark Steyn makes a valiant attempt to warn about the future that is almost upon us. (source)
- Despite Hamilton's gaudy numbers, teamwork was the ultimate factor in this valiant win. (source)
- Vaillant which is pronounced "valiant" was at the Banff International Film Festival to talk about (source)
- I climbed over the bridge railings and thought it would be some kind of valiant act to end it all. (source)
- His horrific adversary vanquished the valiant dragon as easily as if it were one of the puny humans. (source)
- The Prelate does a valiant job of making the case for religion as fiction but then appears to falter. (source)
- The tiger before a _stronger_ foe -- flies: the tiger is not what we call valiant, only fierce and cruel. (source)
- For the rest, Sir Adhelmar de Nointel was known as a valiant knight, who had won glory in the wars with the English. (source)
- She and Jerne had received the rare honor of flying second to the valiant knight Steel Brightblade, who was astride Flare. (source)
- For his valiant effort to remain strong during torturous years in Vietnam and for his service, I am grateful and respect him. (source)
- O'BRIEN: Page 127 of "Game Change," talking about Elizabeth Edwards; They say, "what the world saw" valiant, determined, heroic. (source)
- Coach Rick Neuheisel used the word "valiant" to describe the effort of the Bruins' defense and sophomore quarterback Richard Brehaut. (source)
- But now White Logic willy-nilly wakes them for me, for White Logic, most valiant, is unafraid of all the monsters of the earthly dream. (source)
- Thanks to the mutant's valiant effort, it probed beyond circuitry and power conduits, delving deeper and deeper with each passing moment. (source)
- Despite the challenges before us today, let us commit ourselves and continue their valiant journey toward a more vibrant and secure future. (source)
- Does he continue to be that valiant trustee of the American people, or does he start shooting angles that get him through the next election? (source)
- But Smith survived the fire and the seven months since, making what his doctors, family and friends are calling a valiant and remarkable recovery. (source)
- In what can only be called a valiant effort, Sarah Palin has defended her monetary policy remarks from the Wall Street Journal's pointed criticism. (source)
- He had asked Millie about it, and she had gladly told him the valiant tales of her youth-for she had been young at the time of Castle Roogna's construction. (source)
- At the moment, the American media are doing a valiant job of reporting on the human misery in Haiti, but the journalists will eventually leave that sad island. (source)
- Shrouded in alternate layers of music and silence, the Schumann union was marked by her valiant struggle for self-expression and his tortuous descent into madness. (source)
- Playing a Mexican woman who hastily marries an American and then proceeds to fall in love with him, Hayek made a valiant effort, but critics and audiences were not impressed. (source)
- It was a valiant fight for the few who fought it, but like it or not (and it matters not either way) mandatory speed limiters will be a reality in Ontario and Quebec starting this summer. (source)
- Proverbs with its two line antitheses gives us the standard, passing into larger descriptions marked by numerals and ending in the acrostic or alphabetical praise of the "valiant", i.e., the (source)
- They, however, commended what they called the valiant intervention by former heads of state and other eminent statesmen that the President should show regard for the spirit of the 1999 constitution. (source)
- "All will honor your valiant sacrifice and know you as the greatest of knights!" honorhonorhonorhonorhonorhonor Clamor hurtled toward the tree line and skimmed the woods for any sign of civilization. (source)
- Thus no one gets Dickens whole and entire -- you might as well try lassoing the ocean -- but Michael Slater's new Yale University Press), makes the kind of valiant attempt that Dickens himself would have admired. (source)
- The next day, at the head of the lake, we came across an Indian village, and I have often wondered since what would have been the course pursued by these valiant warriors from Jacksonville had they gone far enough to get into its vicinity. (source)
- An elderly woman is shown thanking the president for building her new home, such a contrast to her former shanty existence; an overwhelmed young woman from a nomadic group describes Ahmadinejad as "valiant" and "the first ever president who has ever dared to come amongst the poor". (source)
- He was called a valiant and a hardy man and did so much by his prowess, that under the banner of the earl of Moray he did such valiantness in arms, that the Scots had marvel thereof, and so was slain in fighting: the Scots would gladly have taken him alive, but he would never yield, he hoped ever to have been rescued. (source)
- But Nora was in the sneering mood that night, and pursued her sarcasms; she pointed out that Captain Quin was already known as a valiant soldier, famous as a man of fashion in London, and that it was mighty well of Redmond to talk and boast of beating ushers and farmers 'boys, but to fight an Englishman was a very different matter. (source)
- I've heard it asked since (at a safe distance) by the usual valiant know-alls, and the answer is because my old chief Robert Lee knew his business, that's why, and wasn't about to waste lives, and risk the hostages, by brawling in the dark when he could wait until daylight - and until the spirits of those in the engine-house were that much lower, and possibly open to reason. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "valiant" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 43 synonyms for valiant.
adventurous, assertive, audacious, bold, chivalrous, courageous, dauntless, fearless, fire-eating, gallant, game, grand, great, gritty, gutsy, gutty, heroic, high-spirited, indomitable, intrepid, lion-hearted, magnanimous, nervy, noble, plucky, powerful, puissant, redoubtable, self-reliant, spunky, stalwart, steadfast, stout, stouthearted, strong-willed, unafraid, undaunted, undismayed, valorous, venturesome, venturous, vigorous, worthy
We have 6 antonyms for valiant.
afraid, cowardly, fearful, meek, timid, weak
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of valiant from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Possessing valor; brave.
- (adjective) Marked by or done with valor. See Synonyms at brave.
- (noun) A brave person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Showing courage or determination; heroic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Vigorous in body; strong; powerful.
- (adjective) Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
- (adjective) Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Strong; vigorous in body; sturdy; also, strong or powerful in a more general sense.
- (None) Of a certain worth or value. Compare strong.
- (None) Brave; courageous; intrepid in danger; puissant.
- (None) Performed with valor; bravely conducted; heroic: as, a valiant action or achievement; a valiant combat.
- (None) Hence Brave; splendid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having or showing valor