bravery (n.) Old form(s): brauerie , brau'ry
finery, fine clothes, rich dress
AYL II.vii.80[Jaques to Duke Senior] what is he of basest function, / That says his bravery is not on my cost [i.e. not bought at my expense]
E3 IV.vi.59[Audley to Esquire, of Prince Edward] in the crimson bravery of my blood / I may become him with saluting him
TS IV.iii.57[Petruchio to Katherina, of their clothing] With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery
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