val·​iance | \ ˈval-yən(t)s How to pronounce valiance (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Put anyone else on the UFC roster in Covington’s shoes, and his valiance in a losing effort would be lauded. Dave Doyle, MMA Junkie, "Colby Covington's comeuppance trumps everything, even his show of heart at UFC 245 | Opinion," 15 Dec. 2019 But Herrera’s valiance and skills as one of the Mexican Revolution’s most successful soldaderas are an example of the bravery and sacrifices women during this time made to change the history of Mexico’s politics — and should not be forgotten. Teen Vogue, "Mexican Revolutionary Petra Herrera Posed as a Man to Fight for Her Country," 1 Apr. 2019 The same was true, with opposite partisan valiance, of Democrats who supported Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump’s sexual misconduct does not embody working class family values.," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of valiance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valiance

Middle English vailliaunce, borrowed from Anglo-French vaillance, from vaillant "worthy, strong, courageous" + -ance -ance — more at valiant entry 1

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27 Dec 2019

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“Valiance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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