A person who is brave does something that requires courage in the face of danger. There are many different ways to be brave.
- A fire fighter rescues people from burning houses. That’s very brave.
- A police officer goes into dangerous situations when he or she is called to respond to a crime. That’s also very brave.
- The brave men and women of the U.S. military lay their lives on the line every day in countries around the world.
- People who live under and protest totalitarian governments are brave.
- People who stand up to corruption in government are brave.
- It’s brave of someone to say what he or she thinks, despite what the majority of people may believe.
- A child is brave when going to the doctor’s office for a vaccination.
- A young woman is brave when she enters an area of employment that is dominated by men.
- Be brave. Don’t let anyone bully you.
The word "bravely" is an adverb:
- Four passersby bravely rescued a man from a burning car.
- After being attacked by a man twice her size, the woman bravely pulled a gun from her purse and shot him in the stomach.
- The man bravely rushed into the river to save his daughter, but then he got caught in a current and drowned.
The word "bravery" is a noun:
- The soldier was given a medal for his bravery.
- He showed bravery in the face of danger.
- Bravery is required of people who want to teach in difficult schools.
- It’s difficult to show bravery when confronted by an overwhelming opponent.
- It takes bravery to do something that is going to be physically painful.
American culture note: The word "brave" also refers to a Native American warrior.
Here is where the braves gathered together.
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August 2, 2019