brave (v.) Old form(s): brau'd , Braue , braued, braues , Brauing
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
1H6 II.iv.115[Richard to all] How I am braved and must perforce endure it!
1H6 IV.vii.25[Talbot to dead John Talbot] Brave Death by speaking, whether he will or no
2H4 II.iv.210[Falstaff to Bardolph, of Pistol] A rascal, to brave me!
2H6 IV.x.34[Iden to Cade] thou wilt brave me with these saucy terms?
AC IV.iv.5.1[Antony to Eros] If fortune be not ours today, it is / Because we brave her
E3 II.i.148[King Edward to Lodowick, of the Countess] My love shall brave the eye of heaven at noon [i.e. challenge the noonday sun]
JC IV.iii.95[Cassius to Brutus, of himself] braved by his brother
KJ IV.ii.243[King John to Hubert] My nobles leave me, and my state is braved
KJ IV.iii.87[Bigot to Hubert] Darest thou brave a nobleman?
KJ V.i.70[Bastard to King John, of Lewis the Dauphin] Shall a beardless boy ... brave our fields [also: show off in]
Luc.40[of Lucrece] so rich a thing, / Braving compare
Oth V.ii.322[Cassio to Othello, of Iago and Roderigo] he made him / Brave me upon the watch
R3 IV.iii.57[King Richard to Ratcliffe] We must be brief when traitors brave the field
Sonn.12.14[] nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence / Saved breed to brave him, when he takes thee thence
Tit II.iii.126[Demetrius to Tamora, of Lavinia] This minion stood upon her chastity ... / And with that quaint hope braves your mightiness
Tit IV.ii.136[Aaron to Chiron and Demetrius, of himself] if you brave the Moor
Tit IV.ii.36[Aaron to Chiron and Demetrius, of Marcus and Titus] To brave the tribune in his brother's hearing
TS IV.iii.109[Petruchio to Tailor] Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread
TS IV.iii.123[Grumio to Tailor] brave not me
TS V.i.109[Vincentio to all, of Tranio] That faced and braved me in this matter so
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