How to use Valiant in a sentence
Ali was a valiant man, but had no great talent as a ruler.
Now he evaded them, now he and his valiant brother Edward surprised and cut them up in detail, doing miracula, says a contemporary English chronicler.
On the 28th of July Peterwardein, after a valiant resistance, was blown into the air.
Lord Rivers is spoken of by Commines as "un tresgentil chevalier," and by Sir Thomas More as "a right honourable man, as valiant of hand as politic in counsel."
Sayyar, a valiant soldier who had grown grey in war, and who, besides all his other capacities, was an excellent poet.Advertisement
Both were eager and valiant warriors.
Pomerania, protected on the south by virgin forests and almost impenetrable morasses, was in those days inhabited by a valiant and savage Slavonic race akin to the Wends, who clung to paganism with unconquerable obstinacy.
He is said to have earned the character of a wise and valiant monarch, to, have reigned eleven years, to have lived to the age of seventy, and, on his death in 1477 or (according to Krusinski and Zeno) J478, to have been succeeded on the throne of Persia by his son Yaqub.
A valiant soldier and a man of much enlightenment, John Albert was a poor politician, recklessly sacrificing the future to the present.
Only a valiant warrior can stand a chance to save the kingdom.Advertisement
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naïve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
In this sense it also became acclimatized in England, and "vassal" came to be used as equivalent to free-born, soldierly, valiant and loyal, in which sense it is commonly used in medieval poetry.
The Getae are described by Herodotus as the most valiant and upright of the Thracian tribes; but what chiefly struck Greek inquirers was their belief in the immortality of the soul (hence they were called aOavaT4"ovTes) and their worship of Zalmoxis (or Zalmolxis), whom the euhemerists of the colonies on the Euxine made a pupil of Pythagoras.
He assumed the name of Mahommed when he embraced the Mussulman faith; and on account of his military prowess he obtained the surname Alp Arslan, which signifies "a valiant lion."
At length in 1470, after a valiant defence, this well-fortified city was wrested from them by Mahommed II., and the whole island fell into the hands of the Turks.Advertisement
After a valiant combat, the caliph retired to one of his apartments and sat with the Koran on his knee, in order to die just as Othman had died.
The Warsaw Uprising was a valiant attempt in 1944 by the Home army of Warsaw to defeat the German army in their city.
A warrior might perform valiant deeds, but his fame would soon vanish if he had no bard to record them for posterity.
He then doused a valiant Stoke fight-back with a third to seal a 3-1 win for Derby.
Even valiant play from Susan Belfourd could not stop star player Sophie Alexander netting the late equalizer.Advertisement
Miraculously escaping from prison Joseph traveled to Britain where he became the ancestor of an unbroken line of valiant knights.
Rising political star playing field check a valiant republican.
During this time, Bob Scott made a valiant effort to begin the cataloging process but was ultimately thwarted by access to the cabinets.
A very valiant effort saw Joel fall from about half height.
Were a man ever so valiant to meet her, he found his death.Advertisement
Both sides now had seasoned, equally valiant soldiers, and in Lee and Ulysses S. Grant each had a superior general.
Until the patella tendon and quadriceps snap and a once valiant athlete is carted off the track, perhaps never to walk again.
It's too valiant, Miss Stanley, too valiant altogether!
Officious and not valiant, you haue sham'd me In your condemned Seconds.
Ethelred was a valiant warrior who took up the struggle against them with renewed vigor.
Vive ce roi valiant! sang Morel, winking.
A ravening horde of evil Mordor Orcs are now rapidly closing the distance between themselves, Eowyn and her valiant defenders.
The final whistle seemed to come too soon; the RAF 's valiant attempts had failed to close the gap.
Holland america line 's the west his a valiant republican did n't have to.
It 's too valiant, Miss Stanley, too valiant altogether !
Officious and not valiant, you haue sham 'd me In your condemned Seconds.
No doubt fans and the press will continue to look to her for attention-getting headlines and valiant efforts toward helping impoverished people all over the world.
This danger, together with the growing insubordination of the aged sultan's sons, caused his ministers to urge him to abdicate in favour of Selim, the younger but more valiant.
Rumania joined the Russians, and in Europe no effective opposition was encountered by the invaders until the assaults on Plevna and the Shipka Pass, where the valiant resistance of the Turks won for them the admiration of Europe.
Dressing himself in the armour of the slain knight, which he has great difficulty in handling and eventually puts on over his peasant's garb, he sets out on a series of adventures which differ greatly in the various versions, but the outcome of which is that he becomes a skilful and valiant knight and regains the heritage of his father.
A noticeable feature of the story is the uncertainty as to the hero's parentage; the mother is always a lady of rank, a queen in her own right, or sister of kings (as a rule of the Grail kings); but the father's rank varies, he is never a king, more often merely a valiant knight, and in no instance does he appear to be of equal rank with his wife.
He left two daughters Maria and Jadwiga (the latter he destined for the throne of Hungary) under the guardianship of his widow, the daughter of the valiant ban of Bosnia, Stephen Kotromanic, whom he married in 1353, and who was in every way worthy of him.
The Polish princes opposed a valiant but ineffectual resistance; the towns of Sandomir and Cracow were reduced to ashes, and all who were able fled to the mountains of Hungary or the forests of Moravia.
The pick of the feudal chivalry composed their ranks; with all Europe to draw upon, their resources seemed inexhaustible, and centuries of political experience made them as formidable in diplomacy as they were valiant in warfare.
With all the means at her disposal cheerfully placed in the hands of such valiant and capable ministers, it would have been no difficult task for the Republic to have wrested the best part of the Baltic littoral from the Scandinavian powers, and driven the distracted Muscovites beyond the Volga.
It is also to be noted that whereas, in the pseudo-chronicles, it is the common table of Arthur's court, designed in the interests of peace and unity, in the romances it is a sign of superiority, only the best and most valiant knights being adjudged worthy of a seat at the Round Table.
Jaipal was defeated, and Mahmud, after his return from this expedition, is said to have taken the distinctive appellation of Ghazi (" Valiant for the Faith"), but he is rarely so-called.
In 1619 he took part in the expedition against the Turks which terminated so disastrously at Cecora, and after a valiant resistance was captured and sent to Constantinople, where he remained a close prisoner for three years.
In character he was pious, courtly and valiant, popular alike with the nobility and the middle classes, whose increasing welfare he did so much to promote, and much beloved by the clergy.
And when it was considered that he had made sufficient advancement in his military accomplishments, he took his sword to the priest, who laid it on the altar, blessed it, and returned it to him.4 Afterwards he either remained with his early master, relegating most of his domestic duties to his younger companions, or he entered the service of some valiant and adventurous lord or 1 Sainte Palaye, Memoires, i.
To make head, however, against the victorious advance of Parma, before whose arms all the chief towns of Brabant and Flanders, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels and lastly - after a valiant defence - Antwerp itself had fallen, it was necessary to look for the protection of a foreign ruler.
This danger became a reality when in the year 395 the able and valiant Theodosius died, leaving the empire to be divided between his imbecile sons Arcadius and Honorius, the former taking the eastern and the latter the western portion, and each under the control of a minister who bitterly hated the minister of the other.
The valiant remains of the nation made another stand under Teias on the Lactarian Hill in Campania; after that they disappear from history.
He was protected by the valiant Stephen Bathory, and the first act of the pious Sigismund III., on ascending the Polish throne, was to make Skarga his court preacher, an office he held for twenty-four years (1588-1611).
The mass of floating tradition, which had come down from early days, with its tales of border raids and forays, of valiant chiefs and deeds of patriotism, is now rudely fitted into a framework of a wholly different kind.
In Yonec a mysterious bird visits the lady kept in durance by an old husband, and is turned into a valiant knight.
During the War of Independence the hardy mountaineers under John Sevier and Evan Shelby did valiant service against both the royal troops and the Loyalists in South Carolina, chiefly as partisan rangers under Charles McDowell (1743-1815).
Carlo (1364-1429) was energetic, valiant and a friend of the popes, who named him vicar of the church in Romagna.
But there was an illegitimate elder son by another mother, named Roberto Malatesta, a valiant and unscrupulous soldier.
For the Persians are wont to honor those who show themselves valiant in fight more highly than any nation that I know.
Paul had tried to place a bolt to ease the take-off, but the brittle, weathered surface rock had foiled his valiant attempts.
Here the hero is nephew to Arthur on the mother's side, and his father, of the same name as himself, is a valiant knight of the court.
This valiant prince saved the empire from destruction and conquered Erzerum, which had been ruled during a considerable time by a separate dynasty, and was now given in fief to his brother, Mughit ud-din Toghrul Shah.
Valiant, enterprising, pious as he was, all these fine qualities were ruined by a reckless good nature which never thought of the morrow.
Even the accession of William and Mary scarcely affected the fortunes of the "fifth kingdom," though Middle Plantation, a hamlet not far from Jamestown, became Williamsburg and the capital of the province in 1691, and the clergy received a head, though not a bishop, in the person of James Blair (1656-1743), an able Scottish churchman, who as commissary of the bishop of London became a counterpoise to the arbitrary governors, and who as founder and head of the College of William and Mary (established at Williamsburg in 1693) did valiant service for Virginia.
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naÃ¯ve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
A list of celebrity birthdays A to Z would be a massive undertaking, but some websites have made a valiant attempt at it.
In his valiant attempt to fill these gaps Rad„ u was obliged to invent kings and even dynasties, 13 the existence f which is now definitely disproved.
But, despite your valiant effort to save your family, your first attempt is a failure.
This, noble Horse, is my friend the Cowardly Lion, who is the valiant King of the Forest, but at the same time a faithful vassal of Princess Ozma.
On this Henry's death in 1345 he was succeeded by a son of the same name, sometimes known as Henry Tort-Col or Wryneck, a very valiant commander in the French wars, whom the king advanced to the dignity of a duke.
The mention of Arthur and the Round Table at once brings him to mind as the most valiant member of that brotherhood and the secret lover of the Queen.