Examples of valor in a Sentence
The soldiers received the nation's highest award for valor.
the absence of indecision even in the face of death is the true mark of valor
Recent Examples of valor from the Web
Many of them, such as Bastogne and Nijmegen Bridge, were the sites of outstanding acts of valor by American soldiers.
The widow of 1st Lt. Garlin Conner is accepting the posthumous recognition Tuesday for her husband's valor on the battlefield.
Created by the Orange Bowl Committee, the award recognizes an outstanding South Florida student-athlete who displays valor and courage in the face of adversity.
Chapman's death should not tarnish Slabinski's medal, said Dwight Mears, an author and expert on military valor.
The slightest expression of compassion, of putting the feelings of another before his own, is, in a man of literary genius, an act of valor.
Alexander Nininger, was a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient, for whom a West Point barrack and an annual award of valor are named.
That conflict ended with the humiliating cession of more than half the nation’s territory to the United States, but López Obrador saw in it at least a few examples of valor.
But Deborah Smith wore the T-shirt on Monday and carried a painting of her son’s military portrait and his valor award to Orange County’s Memorial Day ceremony.
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When Should You Use valor?
Valor in uniform is still rewarded by medals. Many American civic organizations award a Medal of Valor for physical courage, and the Air Force Medal of Honor displays the single word "Valor". The somewhat old-fashioned adjective valorous more often describes warriors of the past. But valiant is still in common use, though it less often describes military courage than other kinds of bravery or effort.
Origin and Etymology of valor
bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, daringness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, heroism, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, intrepidness, moxie, nerve, prowess, stoutness, virtue;
VALOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of valor for English Language Learners
: courage or bravery
VALOR Defined for Kids
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