bravely (adv.) Old form(s): brauely
showily, with great display, with a fine flourish
H5 IV.iii.69[Salisbury to King Henry] The French are bravely in their battles set
KJ V.v.4[Lewis the Dauphin to all] bravely came we off
MND V.i.146[Quince to all, of Pyramus] with blade ... / He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast [also: courageously]
TC III.iii.213[Ulysses to and of Achilles, quoting the Greek women's song] our great Ajax bravely beat down him
Tit IV.iii.112[Titus to Clown, of delivering a letter] see you do it bravely
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