Valor 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 valor, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
EXAMPLES - Valor in a Sentence
- The details were different, but the valor was the same. (source)
- "valor," challenging the people they met, and even striking them. (source)
- And what the chickenhawks lack in valor, they make up for in volume! (source)
- I don't think any of our guys cloaked themselves in valor here tonight. (source)
- Caution was often the better part of valor, especially in a border town. (source)
- Gordon Shitstain even went so far as to use the word valor to describe O'Barry. (source)
- "I think discretion is the better part of valor in this instance," Welly said to Bentley. (source)
- The same community of blood and valor is attested by Archbishop Baldric, (p. 86 Balista, Balestra, (source)
- She rewarded the boy's valor with a barley pop and a hug, then walked him and his dad to their car. (source)
- "Well, a fine child he is," said the princess, with a smile, "his valor is a safeguard in his travels. (source)
- Valencia refers to a city and a region, both worthy of the name's Latin origin meaning "valor" or "strength." (source)
- She said that you had a dash of what romanticists call valor, but that you never saw an inch before your nose. (source)
- Indeed you might say to Canada and of all her sons that in valor and self-sacrifice, it has been "Canada first." (source)
- Azimuntium; another century of patriotism and valor is cheaply purchased by such a confession.] 37 See the shameful conduct of (source)
- My Mom always told me that discretion is the better part of valor, which is why the source of this wine review will go unnamed. (source)
- We cannot afford to quarrel on this ground; for, though their courage was for our wounding, their valor was the valor of Americans. (source)
- As for myself, I was busy with my work, for now my superiors were good enough to advance me for what they called valor on the field. (source)
- A forearm across the windpipe, accompanied by a vicious kidney punch, decided brown-hair that discretion was the better part of valor. (source)
- -- The early kings were obeyed as much for their personal qualities, such as valor and strength of body, as for their hereditary title. (source)
- And yes, you had paratroopers behind, but these guys of D-Day were -- particularly in Omaha, showed a kind of valor and courage so rare. (source)
- We illustrated a heroism and valor which is the admiration of the world, which is the highest pride and admiration of our gallant adversaries. (source)
- Oh, most valiant soldiers and descendants of invincible ancestors do not degenerate; our progenitors, but recall the valor of your progenitors. (source)
- We saw that valor in those who braved bullets here at Fort Hood, just as surely as we see it in those who signed up knowing they would serve in harm's way. (source)
- If Eni hits those targets, and its forecast of $48-a-barrel oil for the rest of 2009 pans out, dividend discretion will have proved the better part of valor. (source)
- The growing demand of tiger parts in manufacturing the so-called valor medicines, and their skin hides have significantly contributed to the poaching of tigers. (source)
- In the hour of danger it was shameful for the chief to be surpassed in valor by his companions; shameful for the companions not to equal the valor of their chief. (source)
- His son and successor, of the same name, was less deficient in valor than in vigilance; but he sometimes forgot that dominion is acquired and maintained by the same arms. (source)
- Few are called to show the kind of valor seen on flight 93 or on the field of battle, yet all of us do share a calling to be strong in adversity and to be unafraid in danger. (source)
- Their tyranny was expelled, their valor was again recalled, till at length Ruric, a Scandinavian chief, became the father of a dynasty which reigned above seven hundred years. (source)
- His valor was a vulgar attribute, which he shared with ten thousand knights; but Henry possessed the superior courage to oppose, in a superstitious age, the pride and avarice of the clergy. (source)
- OBAMA: When we came in, I think everybody understood that our Afghanistan strategy was somewhat adrift, despite the extraordinary valor of our -- the young men and women who are fighting there. (source)
- But in the large view his was an incomparable influence in diffusing that temper of mingled courage and sweetness, the idealist's vision and the soldier's valor, which is the world's best help and hope. (source)
- The penalties for violations involving combat valor, which is a Class A misdemeanor, are doubled, and in some cases, can go as high as $100,000, or $250,000 for a corporation, and up to a year in prison. (source)
- This warlike people of Germans had been astonished by the immense preparations of Alexander Severus; they were dismayed by the arms of his successor, a barbarian equal in valor and fierceness to themselves. (source)
- In every decisive conflict of the world they win who are on the righteous side; and it matters not what skill of generalship, what prowess of concentrated hosts, what desperate valor is arrayed against the right. (source)
- I urge all Americans to recall the valor and selflessness of all those who made this Nation worthy of our love and loyalty and to express our own loyalty through appropriate patriotic programs, ceremonies, and activities. (source)
- The example of her warlike youth was propagated to succeeding generations; and they obtained, from the first or the second Justin, an honorable privilege, that their valor should be always reserved for the defence of their native country. (source)
- Too, I had gathered that many of the courtiers, scions of an ilk not signally noted for its valor, those who had seen me in the hall, had perhaps managed to resist the temptation to join heartily in a search which might be not without its dangers. (source)
- One of the first units in the United States armed forces to have Black officers in addition to its all-black enlisted corps, the 369th compiled an astounding war record, earning several unit citations along with many individual decorations for valor from the French government. (source)
- For the action happened in an elevated situation, and in sight of our army; and a great shout was raised on both sides; therefore every man faced the weapons of the enemy and the flames in as conspicuous a manner as he could, that his valor might be the better known and attested. (source)
- The theme song, played over a horribly edited opening sequence crammed with shots and the names of all the people who worked on the show, promises the audience a feast of "valor" and "bravery" You know, all the "good stuff" from the "good old days" when colonial France was still around in Damascus and when men where men etc, etc. (source)
- He looked at them earnestly; he remembered the long history of which his fathers were parts, he recalled their valor and their patience, and asked himself whether, after all, their manhood was not their patent of nobility; and stretching out his hands towards them, exclaimed: "Let me feel that I am indeed your son by sharing that manhood which made you noble." (source)
- If it helps to win, make fun of Parkinsons disease, ridicule the widows of 9-11, bring more prejudice and bigotry to the land, demean the Purple Heart to attack your enemies even if they were awarded medals for valor, and in truth, if they were awarded medals for valor, that is a reason to attack them some more in this sick new brand of partisanship that has poisoned our politics. (source)
- When I reached the Valley pike Crook had reorganized his men, and as I desired that they should take part in the fight, for they were the very same troops that had turned Early's flank at Winchester and at Fisher's Hill, I ordered them to be pushed forward; and the alacrity and celerity with which they moved on Middletown demonstrated that their ill-fortune of the morning had not sprung from lack of valor. (source)
- In the ruder ages of chivalry, such qualifications are not below the notice of the poet or historians: they may observe that Robert, at once, and with equal dexterity, could wield in the right hand his sword, his lance in the left; that in the battle of Civitella he was thrice unhorsed; and that in the close of that memorable day he was adjudged to have borne away the prize of valor from the warriors of the two armies. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "valor" 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 35 synonyms for valor.
backbone, boldness, courage, dash, defiance, derring-do, determination, fearlessness, fight, firmness, fortitude, gallantry, grit, guts, hardihood, heart, heroism, indomitableness, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, invincibility, mettle, moxie, nerve, pluck, prowess, resolution, sand, spirit, spunk, starch, stomach, tenacity, valiance, valiancy
We have 6 antonyms for valor.
cowardice, fear, irresolution, meekness, timidity, weakness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of valor from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Courage and boldness, as in battle; bravery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Value; worth.
- (noun) Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Value; worth.
- (noun) Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
- (noun) A brave man; a man of valor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Strength of mind in resisting fear and braving danger; bravery; especially, courage and skill in fighting.
- (noun) Value; worth.
- (noun) A man of courage; a brave man.
- (noun) Synonyms Courage, gallantry. See brave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)