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 Brave.Bravest of the Brave. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bravery.
 
Finery is the French braverie. The French for courage is bravoure.   1
       
“What woman in the city do I name
When that I say the city woman bears
The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders?
Who can come in and say that I mean her? …
Or what is he of basest function
That says his bravery is not of my cost?”
       
Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.
 


 Brave.Bravest of the Brave. 

 
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