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 Meanings and Examples of BRAVADO
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bravado
 n.  defiant or swaggering behavior; pretense of courage; false show of bravery
Classic Sentence:
1  She took a lover, the first who offered, a man whom she did not love, out of bravado and with rage in her heart.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
2  He had the reputation of not sticking at anything, and it was known that he had plundered a police post simply out of bravado.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A CAB RUNS IN ENGLISH AND BARKS IN SLANG
3  There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
4  On the first day of his life as a strikebreaker Jurgis quit work early, and in a spirit of bravado he challenged three men of his acquaintance to go outside and get a drink.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
5  Opposite her stood a brutal, heavy-faced, red-moustached young man, his gaitered legs parted wide, one arm akimbo, the other waving a riding crop, his whole attitude suggestive of triumphant bravado.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
6  The daughter has acquired a gay air of being very much at home in society: the bravado of genteel poverty.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
7  Such a paradox they could not understand, and therefore sank into listless indifference, or shiftlessness, or reckless bravado.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IV
Example Sentence:
1  The bravado of the young criminal disappeared when he was confronted by the victims of his brutal attack.
2  As a footnote, I should add that there was one point on which his bravado was more than justified.