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    Count the brave

    Does "Count the brave" mean "(we are) among the brave"?

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    March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free, Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victoryWe're the Army and proud of our nameWe're the Army and proudly proclaim

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    Re: Count the brave

    Have you checked the meaning of "count" in the dictionary?
    There are only two.
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    Re: Count the brave

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Have you checked the meaning of "count" in the dictionary?
    There are only two.

    Mine has eight:
    (I guess the 7th (have faith or confidence in), but it needs "on" to follow. So I choose the 6th (include as if by counting), it works but sounds not strong enough in the context)

    v.
    • 1.
      determine the number or amount ofCan you count the books on your shelf?


    • 2.
      have weight; have import, carry weight

    • 3.
      show consideration for; take into account


    • 4.
      name or recite the numbersThe toddler could count to 100

    • 5.
      put into a groupThe academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members


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      include as if by countingI can count my colleagues in the opposition

    • 7.
      have faith or confidence inyou can count on me to help you any time


    • 8.
      take account of

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    Re: Count the brave

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "Count the brave" mean "(we are) among the brave"?

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    March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free, Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victoryWe're the Army and proud of our nameWe're the Army and proudly proclaim

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    The phrase is used metaphorically here. It means something like this: "Look at the Army! See how many brave, true, victorious, proud soldiers are in it?"
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