How To Use Courageous In A Sentence

  • A fearless person could not be courageous, because courage is all about the mind dominating fear.
  • The word has reasserted the romantic, courageous quality that the poet Keats, in “Endymion,” gave it: “Adventuresome, I send/My herald thought into a wilderness.” No Uncertain Terms
  • Successful people are not necessarily more intelligent than the average people, but they are more courageous, more determined and more persistent. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • Rob's strengths lay in absorbing the pressure and criticism, and in doing this well he more than proved himself courageous, gutsy and tough.
  • But wilfully taking the life of two innocents who trusted him isn't a courageous act. The Sun
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  • Yet because we yearn to be seen as bold, brave and courageous, we'll take stupid risks to prove our worth.
  • It allows him to present his laddish repartee as a courageous swipe against repression.
  • I will be courageous and undismayed in the face of odds.
  • Kader Asmal for what it described as his courageous unannounced visit to a Soweto school last week. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • I thought it was a frank and courageous speech. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their principal enemy is the leopard, but even leopards will avoid an encounter with the larger, adult males who are courageous and vicious adversaries.
  • ‘The fire brigade went up and down in their skylift several times and removed the loose stones very courageously,’ he said.
  • A courageous foe is better than a cowardly friend. 
  • The world has been mourning a courageous and unusual man. Times, Sunday Times
  • This courageous and subversive movie has attracted widespread critical support.
  • Concerned with the male-dominant discussions of Negritude, Sharpley-Whiting illuminates the path, which led to a significant black movement, taken by the outspoken and courageous Martinican women mentioned above.
  • It means a courageous rescuer or brave soldier.
  • Caroline died at Matta House on 10 July 1874, to be remembered as a clever, courageous, kind and courteous gentlewoman.
  • In the welcome spirit in which people around the world are taking it upon themselves to question and even shake off entrenched and fossilised regimes that have long outstayed their welcome, I wonder if their courageous example could not have something to teach us? Letters: Artistic bravado
  • Now more than ever, we need to inspire young women to think expansively and courageously about the impact they can have on the world.
  • The decision to come out fighting to restore standards in higher education was principled and courageous.
  • Li Jianying was consistent in his courageous and resolute armyman style and cost his life to win peace and happiness for more people.
  • To make a film relying on personal financial means is a courageous task that shows dedication to the art: how did you manage to accomplish it?
  • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory
  • Manouchehr Mottaki in a news conference with the men welcomed them back and praised what he described as their courageous resistance while being held in Iraq by U.S. forces. USATODAY.com News - Top Stories
  • One of them was a really courageous person who travelled a few thousand kilometres on a two-wheeler bike. Naomi Campbell Interviews Vladimir Putin (PHOTO)
  • I hope he finds support and fellowship with other courageous souls like David Morrison.
  • With her now famous misogyny speech, a usually uninspiring leader was transformed overnight into a courageous defender of women's rights. Times, Sunday Times
  • The less courageous would merely apply the standard the Court of Appeal said should be applied - obiter or not.
  • It was courageous to run the last tackle on the short side but, boy, did it pay off.
  • By allowing Bobby Montoya to be a Girl Scout, the Girl Scout leadership has fulfilled its own written laws "to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible. Warren J. Blumenfeld: Girl Scout Organization Fulfills Its Promises and Laws
  • You are very brave and courageous people to be over their risking your life for your country.
  • A fearless person could not be courageous, because courage is all about the mind dominating fear.
  • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain
  • Most were young, hardy, physically fit, courageous, fearless, bold, endowed with fortitude and endurance, and ever ready for a fight.
  • Roffis was courageous, and decided to take a chance with the eccentric designer, already known as the madman.
  • On both days, the barehanded protestors, risking their lives, courageously faced the security forces of the occupying powers armed to their teeth. Alim A. Seytoff: "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"
  • I thought it was a frank and courageous speech. Times, Sunday Times
  • With Planned Parenthood killing children and injuring women in abortions, Nixon displays an astonishing impudicity when she adds, "To me, it just makes sense: honor the courageous mothers who are raising kids ... with a gift to the courageous organization that helps so many women. Latest Articles
  • Prof. Vidkunn Hveding Oslo, NorwayTHE KOSOVO CONUNDRUMWhat a courageous article John Barry and Evan Thomas wrote ( "The Kosovo Cover-Up," EUROPE, May 15)! Mourning For Microsoft
  • The teenager whose courageous three year battle against cancer has featured in the Evening Advertiser was distraught by the incident, and went home in floods of tears.
  • But I happen to think she is a very courageous woman. The Sun
  • Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a news conference with the men welcomed them back and praised what he described as their courageous resistance while being held in Iraq by U.S. forces. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • All the courageous deeds and tales of chivalry that they had so eagerly talked about were so far away now, like a faint memory just out of reach.
  • The natives are more robuft, aaive, intelligent, and courageous; and have defended their liberty with \yef - ievering fortitude aguinft the Europeans, who iubdued the other rude nations of America with the greateft eale. The general gazetteer, or, Compendious geographical dictionary [microform] : containing a description of the empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, cities, towns, forts, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, &c. in the known world : with the
  • We have struggled courageously to topple the dictator and establish democracy.
  • This book is an engaging, humane and personal account of a fascinating, courageous, anonymous and uncelebrated group of Soviet patriots who just happened to be women.
  • Good fortune favors the brave and courageous.
  • She wanted to be brave and courageous like the heroes in all the stories she liked to read.
  • This was high statesmanship, since each planned to use a new mandate to enact politically courageous and unpopular things.
  • What about the ideal of rugged individualism, and the popular portrait of divorce as an act of courageous, costly, self-redemptive self-realization?
  • Despite the gruelling journey she was optimistic and courageous. Times, Sunday Times
  • This old faubourg, peopled like an ant-hill, laborious, courageous, and angry as a hive of bees, was quivering with expectation and with the desire for a tumult. Les Miserables
  • It allows him to present his laddish repartee as a courageous swipe against repression.
  • Louis was shown as an intelligent, courageous and virtuous family man.
  • April 30th, 2008 3: 33 pm ET maya is a great woman, who is very intelligient. the fact that she supports hillary is courageous. maya's opinion is very important. this woman is an icon! New Clinton ad stars Maya Angelou
  • Yet when some bozo on a talk show confesses to an addiction or a perversion in front of millions of viewers, he's lionized as ‘courageous’ for speaking out.
  • He said: 'We have seen courageous women stand up to brutality. The Sun
  • The Rottweiler makes a loyal and wonderful companion, but requires time and training. The Rottweiler is a basically calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness.
  • The depredators were, however, stunned with the courageous defiance by the Queen's soldiers.
  • How would we accomplish anything without the shared purpose between strong leadership and courageous followership?
  • It seems common to consider the MFDP as a group of uneducated farmers or unlettered peasants, yet it was this party and these people who put their lives on the line in one of the most courageous acts of African political expression.
  • Havel has been described as a reticent, modest, honest, courageous and a Renaissance man -- a man filled with a moral vision of what the quality of life should be for all people. Lee Bycel: The Legacy of Vaclav Havel
  • I then felt courageous enough to go to a department store and the assistants were really helpful. The Sun
  • This courageous stand put him at odds with the chief justice, who has since been defrocked for thumbing his nose at the federal courts.
  • Even today, we say of someone who courageously admonishes or warns people that he is a voice in the wilderness.
  • The Roman nose, seen on actor Tom Cruise, was sported by almost 9 percent, who were ambitious, courageous and clear-thinking.
  • Indeed, the swart broad-beamed woman who stood, arms akimbo, in the doorway would have daunted the most courageous visitor. IN REMEMBRANCE OF ROSE
  • For a man seen in some quarters as arrogant and aloof, the subject matter on the tour is bold and courageous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Are we courageous enough to allow the young people in our lives and church to wrestle with doubt and difficulty? Christianity Today
  • We are all courageous and cowardly, depending on the hour and the day.
  • (The elf is not the most courageous of our heroes, unfortunately) While reforging the key to the door that would lead them even deeper down, the heroes were overrun by enemies, but the key was ready mere seconds before they had to make a hasty retreat. Weekend heroes in the Great Barrows
  • What saves the film from being boring is the spark in Anna Friel's performance as the complex and courageous displaced bride and the prickly relationship between herself and her disapproving new family.
  • The ideal candidate was 'courageous, confident and not suffering from aichmophobia, a fear of sharp objects'. Times, Sunday Times
  • Were they courageous visionaries, or romantic utopians?
  • I thought it was a frank and courageous speech. Times, Sunday Times
  • He courageously broke the rules and rean as an independent when he lost his primary undercutting both the Democrat and the Republican candidate for his seat. Think Progress » Washington Post: Escalation advocates are ‘courageous.’
  • He suffered so much, and he was so brave, so courageous to fight it as long as he did.
  • Those present began to cheer as the courageous man completed the final lap of the race. Christianity Today
  • Moffatt and Dougan tackled courageously all afternoon and the whole team never gave up.
  • A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
  • It was courageous of her to challenge the managing director's decision.
  • We commend the current government and its predecessor for taking the bold and courageous step to seek to build a new national network. Times, Sunday Times
  • Which is why her courageous act of defiance deserves just as much attention and admiration as Bellingham's. Times, Sunday Times
  • He said: 'We have seen courageous women stand up to brutality. The Sun
  • This courageous move will undoubtedly save lives and also reduce the health bills of our servicemen and women. Understanding Cancer
  • It must therefore be courageous and tough about gently easing prices upwards to deliver better margin yield.
  • One comes to see the role of the police in a stark and simplified form - protection by courageous intervention. Times, Sunday Times
  • Why call physicians courageous simply because they permit Sister Kenny to demonstrate her method of polio aftercare?
  • Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. Ovid 
  • The scout was rewarded for courageous action
  • Now at the top of the local politics food chain, Adams 'weaknesses are revealed, and the revelation is a yawner: Adams is, in fact, a mediocre leader who's finding out that the smarmy platitudes are no longer sufficient, and cannot replace leadership, real ethics, and courageous judgement. Tick, tick, tick (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • Tower Hill, where he died, at thirty-four years old, both courageously and penitently. A Child's History of England
  • Oh, and I missed this: The courageous reporters of the social-democratic paper had gotten hold of a secret Nazi Party plan for the disposition of the Jews that first used what was to become the widespread euphemism for extermination: “Final Solution” (Endlössung), a word that left little doubt over the mass murder it euphemized. Matthew Yglesias » The Real German Resistance to Hitler: The Social Democrats
  • Well, the people that are walking across the desert are the kind of industrious and courageous people that we want, if you think about it. Times, Sunday Times
  • But I felt that Tommy's championing of the lit de soleil, as it's known in Maryhill, was courageous and condign. Great Scot, what a bunch of true heroes | Kevin McKenna
  • We commend the current government and its predecessor for taking the bold and courageous step to seek to build a new national network. Times, Sunday Times
  • More than honest, it's the image of a major artist courageously butting her head against the furtiveness and sadism of Stalinist and post-Stalinist bureaucracy.
  • The other is an amazing, courageous woman who has battled through to be the best person she can be. The Sun
  • The researchers who propound these theories and the doctors administering these treatments, by contrast, are regarded as courageous pioneers battling against official indifference and dogma.
  • Very few of them were her fault, and in many ways she was dealing with them quite courageously, but, sadly, she had absorbed the dreamy attitude to keeping appointments that is commonplace to people on the dole, and she didn't show up.
  • Here is the task for "big hearts and big brains," and it is a task that big brains have heretofore been much more agile in dodging than courageous in meeting. Public Ownership of Public Utilities
  • His courageous polemic against the tenacity of phallocentrism in Western art shines out, to quote Portia, ‘like a good deed in a naughty world.’
  • Together, the courageous team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. The Sun
  • I mean, criminy, if not for her courageous failure to mention JFK, one would suspect she had Penn poll the question before answering it. Hillary Endorsed By String Of Weeklies In New Hampshire
  • Certain courageous souls might spend the night keeping watch in the center of a circle of standing stones.
  • The reasons upon which my opinion was grounded were these: The Count was courageous in the highest degree of what is commonly called valour, and had a more than ordinary share in that boldness of mind which we call resolution. Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • His success in politics is not merely that of a courageous adventurer but that of a shrewd and high-principled man.
  • But the cranes make war with them continually, against which they do most courageously defend themselves; for these little ends of men and dandiprats (whom in Scotland they call whiphandles and knots of a tar-barrel) are commonly very testy and choleric.
  • Be honest, fair, and courageous in gathering, reporting, and interpreting accurate information.
  • This courageous and subversive movie has attracted widespread critical support.
  • A courageous foe is better than a cowardly friend. 
  • And, at all of them, Barack Obama really actually went after Senator McCain on this whole issue of abandoning what he calls his courageous attempts at immigration reform, because of the fact that Republican primary voters were so opposed to it. CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2008
  • He's devoted years of thought and action to foreign policy, and in decades past has courageously crusaded against national security corruption, including the CIA's connection to contra supporters involved with drug dealing.
  • It was a courageous decision to resign in protest at the company's pollution record.
  • A courageous young woman from the Selby area has been nominated for a prestigious award for her work as a young carer.
  • But Alvin was scared and very courageous simultaneously.
  • Courageous motorists sprang to the aid of two elderly women trapped in their car after an accident in North Yorkshire.
  • Courageously, he followed the company commander through mine fields and through the most intense artillery and mortar barrages.
  • You're walking around today, doing what you please, living where you want, etc, etc. because these veterans were more courageous than 95% of us big-mouthed scaredy cats. Franken's first goal: Dogs for vets
  • He's an excellent, edifying, and courageous homilist; he never waters down the Gospel message to suit modern sensibilities.
  • So I think it was a fairly brave an courageous artwork to commemorate a brave and courageous event.
  • It's a ferocious and demanding sport and it takes a very special sort of bloke to put their body on their line, but it takes an even more courageous and humble man to go into a game knowing his team is about to cop a flogging.
  • The Beamer family later publicized the passengers' courageous behavior, and Beamer's words soon became a catch phrase symbolizing the nation's resolve.
  • The courageous reporters of the social-democratic paper had gotten hold of a secret Nazi Party plan for the disposition of the Jews that first used what was to become the widespread euphemism for extermination: “Final Solution” (Endlössung), a word that left little doubt over the mass murder it euphemized. Matthew Yglesias » The Real German Resistance to Hitler: The Social Democrats
  • Under the correct leadership of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the army and civilians in flooded areas fought the floods courageously, reducing the losses to the minimum.
  • We were even courageous in front of an amphitheatre crowded with excited leftists.
  • This approach could be properly characterized as imminently sensible, though not hugely courageous. undefined
  • Brian is to be congratulated on his courageous effort for such a worthy cause.
  • That is not to diminish any of the efforts of hard-working, courageous athletes who have won silver medals here.
  • Only a courageous tackle by young Matthews and a fortuitous hack on saved the day as West Leeds attacked.
  • Courage is like—it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging. Brene Brown 
  • That makes you a strong and courageous young woman and already you have my respect. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ours must be that first painful step of open and courageous defiance against an arrogant and insolent tyranny.
  • She courageously stood up to people who called her disloyal; one male colleague even punched her for suggesting that the U.S. should wait before it killed innocent civilians. Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.: After 9/11 And War, Building Paths For Co-Existence
  • Major news media took the videos at face value back then, too, and broadcast, published, posted, and all-around trumpeted this "courageous" and--added bonus--salacious "reporting. Brian Palmer: O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid
  • By courageously confronting the cultural dimensions of education, we can make the changes necessary to educate a multiracial student population.
  • The courageous youngster also suffers from distressing infections caused by saliva getting into his lungs.
  • Being virtuous means knowing the right time, place, circumstance, and manner in which to be courageous.
  • They finished the erection in about one hundred and three hours; and thinking of their heroic, courageous and persevering conduct, one is reminded of the building of Nehemiah's wall, which was even less difficult and dangerous than this work on the Bell Rock: -- "So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof; _for the people had a mind to work_. Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands
  • You must be seat-belted into your car; for mundane domestic chores a householder must now possess an armamentarium of high-tech devices as elaborate as the protective gear used by courageous bomb-defusers in Iraq.
  • This courageous and subversive movie has attracted widespread critical support.
  • Once I believed myself one of the most courageous of men; I have beheld _death_ in many terrible shapes, and feared it in none; but, oh! to burn, -- to _burn! The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 530, January 21, 1832
  • That was a courageous family man who paid with his life. The Sun
  • The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams. Oprah Winfrey 
  • Are we courageous enough to allow the young people in our lives and church to wrestle with doubt and difficulty? Christianity Today
  • It was a courageous display from young men finding their feet against grizzled veterans. The Sun
  • Courageous in the mould of Veronica Guerin, the investigative journalist murdered in Ireland, she has gone on the record about the killers' identities.
  • I hope that our journey has helped to restore these pioneering and courageous men to their rightful place in the annals of polar history. Times, Sunday Times
  • To her immense credit Jenni did a courageous job of keeping us informed but there was only so much she could do.
  • Copies of the same books, mostly bound in calfskin, were to be found in the library below, and I courageously resolved that I too would read them all and try to understand life as he did. Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes
  • Would you consider yourself to be a courageous man? Christianity Today
  • They defended superbly, attacked courageously and played the most astute tactical game.
  • Its two well-drawn female characters, the courageous heroine, and the stern, endurant, yearning mother, show how well Verne could depict the tenderer sex when he so willed. The Survivors of the Chancellor
  • In 1956, in response to Lessing's courageous outspokenness, she was declared a prohibited alien in both Southern Rhodesia and South Africa.
  • No housing policy can be sound which does not deal courageously with rent restriction as a whole.
  • Life rewards the motivated, enterprising and courageous-those who conquer difficulties and obstacles shall rise in life. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • Since they revealed little about the concentration camps, she fantasied stories of their courageous escapes.
  • In his fitting tribute to these courageous men. Titanic - Destination disaster
  • I strongly suspect he is not deluded, but he is definitely a brave, or at least a courageous, man.
  • There had also been found among the German Catholics many men of splendid eloquence and zeal, of holy life and ceaseless labour, such as Tetzel, Johann von Eck, Miltitz, Nausea, Jerome Emser, Julius Pflug, Johann Gropper, who had striven courageously and most effectively on the Catholic side. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • She won it in courageous fashion from the front, but pulled up lame and was quickly retired by her owner. Times, Sunday Times
  • King Bors made them ready, and dressed their shields and harness, and they were so courageous that many knights shook and bevered for eagerness. Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table
  • People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • The capitano began yelping like a cowardly school-boy, who has been well punched by a lesser and more courageous antagonist. Travels in Morocco
  • The singers were brilliant and the soldiers were marvellous - to see the courageous ways they are rebuilding their lives was a real eye-opener. The Sun
  • The cowboys are just as courageous as ever, but the beasts are getting beastlier. Times, Sunday Times
  • A courageous commander-in-chief, who tells West Wing advisors sipping lattes in Italian calfskin loafers what they have to do, rather than ask the George Bush question, "What should we do? Anthony D. Romero: Obama: Close Gitmo On Day One -- You Can Do It. We've Got Your Back.
  • In the comfort of their trapezes and trampolines, the multihull sailors had an easier time than the courageous Laser sailors, who were constantly adjusting sails, gear and centerboards to the gusts of wind and choppy waters.
  • But when Sara pleads to cut a deal for more time, Cain is tempted by an unexpected craving for this beautiful, courageous woman. Diva Releases!
  • Suddenly the uncourageous become courageous because of that one man Question?...
  • In the Barron's metaphor, Tancredo picking up the guidon was a noble and courageous act, rallying the troops. Sig Line of the month -- the final five
  • Political leadership is fundamental for the pursuit of a determined and courageous fight against poverty.
  • The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams. Oprah Winfrey 
  • Belinda is a very courageous person and she is testament to the fact that people do survive cancer.
  • Certain courageous souls might spend the night keeping watch in the center of a circle of standing stones.
  • Here's a call out to all Union states, let's celebrate General William Sherman this month for his courageous efforts which brought about the end of the confederacy and left the south in smoldering ruins. Virginia governor declares April as Confederate History Month
  • He made a courageous come back, only to throw up on stage minutes later - a first in my gig attending experience.
  • I thought it was a frank and courageous speech. Times, Sunday Times
  • In this respect he is indeed just like her: courageous and unbending when facing up to the weak, the workers and the poor; grovelling and sycophantic to the rich, the strong and the powerful.
  • She is a very courageous woman. The Sun
  • She was not perhaps very courageous, which was unexpected in one of her ancestry.
  • The term courageous restraint refers to a concept which is being considered for Nato forces in Afghanistan. InI
  • For years fearless, did she become uncourageous almost overnight? Times, Sunday Times
  • I was displeased that the Iran correspondent of Al-Akhbar newspaper--of all places--called the kooky Iran holocaust "conference" "courageous. Sunday, December 31, 2006
  • He was a very fine man,indeed I'll go further,he was the most courageous man I ever knew.
  • Good fortune favors the brave and courageous.
  • We commend the current government and its predecessor for taking the bold and courageous step to seek to build a new national network. Times, Sunday Times
  • Strike up the drum and march courageously.
  • seen on actor Tom Cruise, was sported by almost 9 percent, who were ambitious, courageous and clear-thinking.
  • This courageous gentleman and hardy soldier was near swooning from intensity of emotion.
  • It is a courageous choice in which he sets himself two tasks.
  • Sometimes, though, you have to have what I call courageous conversations with people and challenge what they are doing. undefined
  • The format of the book was a courageous, though calculated risk, but it nonetheless looks very encouraging at the moment.
  • He will be remembered by family and friends as a truly courageous individual who used his talents as a cameraman to fight inhumanity.
  • Successful people are not necessarily more intelligent than the average people, but they are more courageous, more determined and more persistent. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • Such an unblinkered look at the liturgical reforms can, Msgr Ranjith writes, help us to be courageous in improving or changing that which was erroneously introduced and which appears to be incompatible with the true dignity of the Liturgy. Clear Words of Msgr Ranjith on the Flaws of the Postconciliar Liturgical Reforms and the Need for a Reform of the Reform
  • But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live: courageously or in cowardice, honorably or dishonorably, with purpose or in drift.
  • This fearless, forthright, indomitable and courageous individual did venture out into the wild blue yonder in a flying machine.
  • As for the Jewish actors associated with the production (if that's what they are), whom phil mentions above, what is there to say except that while Mel Gibson was regarded with contempt by most of the Hollywood establishment and most of the US media for his anti-Jewish rants, these luvvies will be hailed in Britain as a courageous little grouplet ( 'good Jews'). On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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