valiance

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

Definition of valiance

: valor

Examples of valiance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the moment she was born — two months premature with a heart murmur — to her final few breaths, Virginia Castillo demonstrated valiance. AZCentral.com, 11 Mar. 2021 It’s about the need for a kind of action movie valiance that, by 1971, is dead in a way and never entirely returns. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020 There’s always a debate for reason versus passion, for valiance versus depravity, Knox argues. Alex Kuczynski, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 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, 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, 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, 2 July 2018 See More

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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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“Valiance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valiance. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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