What does the word valorous mean?

Usage examples for valorous

  1. Upon arriving at a locality, which I refrain from naming, lest I should thereby betray my beloved country or make a mistake in spelling, I found the venerable and spectacled veterans of the thrice- valorous Mackerel Brigade just returned from a spirited pursuit of certain regiments of disreputable Confederacies who were stealing farms on the outskirts of Paris. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  2. The events of such an era could not fail to leave their mark upon a high- spirited and valorous youth. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  3. As patriotism ruled the hosts of Rome and Carthage, as the ideal of empire drove forth the valorous Englishmen who conquered India, so to- day, to- morrow and until the end of time high and noble ideas, far above the comprehension of mere rationalists, will impel men to war, " to die greatly." – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl