brave (n.) Old form(s): braue, braues
boast, bravado, blustering threat
1H6 III.ii.123[Talbot to Burgundy] Now where's the Bastard's braves and Charles his gleeks?
E3 I.i.115[Lorraine to King Edward] It is not ... any English brave, / Afflicts me so
KJ V.ii.159[Lewis the Dauphin to Bastard, of the Bastard's speech] There end thy brave, and turn thy face in peace
TC IV.iv.136[Troilus to Diomedes] This brave shall oft make thee to hide thy head
Tit II.i.30[Chiron to Demetrius] thou dost ... bear me down with braves
TS III.i.15[Hortensio as Licio to Lucentio as Cambio] I will not bear these braves of thine
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