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Definition exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
  • She received a medal for valor.
valor = courage (exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle)
  • She has served her country with valor.
  • discretion is the better part of valor
  • it is a thing most sorrowful, nay shocking, to expose the fall of valor in the soul.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • For the old Roman valour is not dead,
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • valour = courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • I have heard of some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on others to taste their valour.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • valour = courage when facing danger — especially in battle
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • He would've explained to his father that none of these decorations was for uncommon valor.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • valor = exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
  • He has been proposed for the silver medal of valor.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • valor = exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger
  • the shadows closed on men again, and their hearts went cold, and the valour of Gondor withered into ash.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • valour = exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • Art thou afeard
    To be the same in thine own act and valor
    As thou art in desire?
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • valor = courage
  • No clan can boast of greater numbers or greater valour.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • On the screen, in the role of a composer, appeared an actor called Eric Valour.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • The blood went bounding along his veins; and the thoughts went rioting through his brain, proud, joyful, tender, valorous.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Nine of them armed and full of strength versus three of us broken and battered and armed with nothing more than our valor.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • They have been performed with equal valor and vigor by Congressmen, Presidents, Governors.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Do not forget that it must be taken under conditions of need and valor — and he must not know that you give it!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • What says she to my valour?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use valor.)
  • To a new generation, it stood once again for valor and sacrifice.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Because he had no stories of valor, he had almost done this.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But for all its impressive discipline, the Twelfth Legion looked pitifully small, a splotch of demigod valor in a sea of ravenous monsters.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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