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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Braving  \Brav"ing\,  n. 
  A  bravado;  a  boast. 
 
  With  so  proud  a  strain  Of  threats  and  bravings. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brave  \Brave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Braved}  (br[=a]vd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Braving}.] 
  1.  To  encounter  with  courage  and  fortitude;  to  set  at 
  defiance;  to  defy;  to  dare. 
 
  These  I  can  brave,  but  those  I  can  not  bear. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  adorn;  to  make  fine  or  showy.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  [a  tailor  whom  Grunio  was  browbeating]  hast 
  braved  meny  men;  brave  not  me  I'll  neither  be  faced 
  or  braved.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  braving 
  n  :  taking  the  bull  by  the  horns  [syn:  {confronting},  {coping 
  with},  {grappling},  {tackling}] 




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