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used in 1776

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a show of courage — especially intentionally shown to intimidate or earn admiration
  • "I heard the bullets whistle; and believe me there is something charming in the sound," he had written in a letter printed later in the London Magazine, which could be taken as the bravado of a callow youth, but, as he had found, he was one of those rare few who, under fire, were without fear.
    p. 45.7

There are no more uses of "bravado" in 1776.

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