brave

(redirected from bravest)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
References in classic literature ?
Then shall his brave wife Aegialeia, daughter of Adrestus, rouse her whole house from sleep, wailing for the loss of her wedded lord, Diomed the bravest of the Achaeans.
When they came to the part where the bravest and most in number were gathered about mighty Diomed, fighting like lions or wild boars of great strength and endurance, there Juno stood still and raised a shout like that of brazen-voiced Stentor, whose cry was as loud as that of fifty men together.
He was in the act of stripping huge Periphas, son of Ochesius and bravest of the Aetolians.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance of the most uncertain kind.
The good chieftain had chosen warriors of the Geatish people, the bravest of those who he could find.
Victory must now have fallen to the side of the travellers (for the bravest troops must yield to numbers) had not Susan the chambermaid come luckily to support her mistress.
Could I but stand by his side, in the light of day, with the same strength that I had when I killed the bravest of our foes upon the plain of Troy--could I but be as I then was and go even for a short time to my father's house, any one who tried to do him violence or supersede him would soon rue it.
Moreover, when all the bravest of the Argives went inside the horse that Epeus had made, and it was left to me to settle when we should either open the door of our ambuscade, or close it, though all the other leaders and chief men among the Danaans were drying their eyes and quaking in every limb, I never once saw him turn pale nor wipe a tear from his cheek; he was all the time urging me to break out from the horse--grasping the handle of his sword and his bronze-shod spear, and breathing fury against the foe.
Gavin Newlands, SNP member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has hailed Scotland's Bravest Manufacturing Company, which is set to open its doors in the summer.
Summary: Washington DC [United States], Feb 16 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that he is heading to Florida and will "meet with some of the bravest people.
Hurtfully, Pakistan mourns the loss of one of its bravest daughters who fought for human rights and she will be remembered throughout the journey towards stronger women rights in Pakistan.
When even the bravest would tremble, she raised her vocal chords even in those moments.