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He had been used to regarding his comrade as a blatant child with an audacity grown from his inexperience, thought- less, headstrong, jealous, and filled with a tinsel courage.
Bright's audacity (so far as that endowment might avail) had enabled him to take full advantage of whatever capabilities they offered.
They never startled you by a touch of originality, by a fresh audacity of inspiration.
Convinced by several months' experience that the affectation of virtues she did not possess was unavailing to ensnare me--aware that I had read her real nature, and would believe nothing of the character she gave out as being hers--she had determined, at last, to try a new key, and see if the lock of my heart would yield to that; a little audacity, a word of truth, a glimpse of the real.
You have accomplished this unheard-of act of audacity and genius -- impossible
Horses, however, are the especial objects of their depredations, and their skill and audacity in stealing them are said to be astonishing.
With characteristic promptness and audacity he set about this at once, and we cannot doubt that the boots or chamber-maid of the hotel was well bribed to help him in his design.
where Beaufort had had the audacity to hang "Love Victorious," the much-discussed nude of Bouguereau) Archer found Mrs.
It is as faint a hope as man ever had, and yet its audacity makes the pen tremble in my fingers.
We cannot resist the impulse to point out, in concluding this note, some of the acts of vandalism which are every day planned, debated, begun, continued, and successfully completed under the eyes of the artistic public of Paris, face to face with criticism, which is disconcerted by so much audacity.
Yes, the face was pretty enough, he decided; but it wore an expression of discontent coupled to a shade of defiance or audacity.
A woman of brilliance and audacity, accompanied by a mere boy, came into the place and took seats near them.
Her mother sought out an excellent match for her, and even brought the gentleman to lay his heart and fortune at her feet; but Esther had the audacity to refuse the noble gifts.
They had the audacity to make such a proposition as that to me
And, madam," continued she, "I could have despised all she said to me; but she hath had the audacity to affront your ladyship, and to call you ugly--Yes, madam, she called you ugly old cat to my face.