Bravery

Finery is the French braverie. The French for courage is bravoure.

What woman in the city do I name
When that I say the city woman bears
The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders?
Who can come in and say that I mean her? ...
Or what is he of basest function
That says his bravery is not of my cost?

Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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