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
The Waukesha man earned two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, a Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest medal for valor.
As Army secretary, Esper is the senior civilian official in the service, overseeing such matters as weapons acquisition, personnel issues and the approval of awards for valor.
Officials said Szymanski wanted Slabinski’s prior award of a Navy Cross upgraded to the nation’s highest award for valor.
For her courage under fire, Hester became the first woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star for valor in combat.
Darvish was dehydrated pitching in the Atlanta heat after not training for the better part of his DL stint, and Maddon thought discretion the better part of valor.
John McCain is a genuine hero -- a man of valor whose sacrifices for his country are immeasurable.
Velasquez said, praising her strength and valor in the job.
Conner likely should have received the Medal of Honor during the war or shortly after, said Dwight Mears, an author and expert on military valor.
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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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