Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
3. Prospective Affections
861. [Absence of Fear.] Courage.
COURAGE, bravery, valor or valour; resoluteness, boldness &c. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, prowess, heroism, chivalry; contempt -, defiance- of danger; derring-do [pseudo-archaic]; audacity; rashness [See Rashness]; dash; defiance [See Defiance]; confidence, self-reliance.
manhood, manliness, nerve, pluck, mettle, game; heart, - of grace; spunk [colloq.], grit, virtue, hardihood, fortitude; firmness (stability) [See Stability]; heart of oak; bottom, backbone (preseverance) [See Resolution]a; resolution (determination) [See Resolution]; tenacity, bulldog courage.
EXPLOIT, feat, deed, act, achievement; heroic, -deed, - act; bold stroke.
BRAVE MAN, man of courage, man of mettle; a man; hero, demigod, paladin; Hercules, Theseus, Perseus, Achilles, Hector; Bayard, chevalier sans peur et sans reproche; Lancelot, Sir Galahad.
BRAVE WOMAN, heroine, Amazon, Joan of Arc.
[COMPARISONS] lion, tiger, panther, bulldog; gamecock, fighting-cock.
DARE-DEVIL, fire eater [See Rashness].
BE COURAGEOUS &c. adj.; dare, venture, make bold; face -, front -, affront -, confront -, brave -, defy -, despise -, mock- danger; look in the face; look -full, - boldly, - danger- in the face; face; meet, meet in front; brave, beard; defy [See Defiance].
bell the cat, take the bull by the horns, beard the lion in his den, march up to the cannons mouth, go through fire and water, run the gantlet or gauntlet.
NERVE oneself; take -, muster -, summon up -, pluck up- courage; take heart; take -, pluck up- heart of grace; hold up ones head, screw ones courage to the sticking place; come -to, - up to- the scratch; stand, - to ones guns, - fire, - against; bear up, - against; hold out (persevere) [See Perseverance]
put a bold face upon; show -, present- a bold front; show fight; face the music.
HEARTEN; give -, infuse -, inspire- courage; reassure, encourage, embolden, inspirit, cheer, nerve, put upon ones mettle, rally, raise a rallying cry; pat on the back, make a man of, keep in countenance.