temerity


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foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger

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fearless daring

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The first thing he did was to turn round in the cage in which he lay, and protrude his claws, and stretch himself thoroughly; he next opened his mouth, and yawned very leisurely, and with near two palms' length of tongue that he had thrust forth, he licked the dust out of his eyes and washed his face; having done this, he put his head out of the cage and looked all round with eyes like glowing coals, a spectacle and demeanour to strike terror into temerity itself.
At last, one day when he knew old Lobbs was out, Nathaniel Pipkin had the temerity to kiss his hand to Maria Lobbs; and Maria Lobbs, instead of shutting the window, and pulling down the blind, kissed HERS to him, and smiled.
Regardless alike of inflicting further injury on their foes, and of the temerity of the act, the Sioux braves bounded forward with a whoop, each man burning with the wish to reap the high renown of striking the body of the dead.
Come," he said to me, "you are sentenced to the experimental pits for having dared to insult the intelligence of the mighty ones with the ridiculous tale you have had the temerity to unfold to them.
Inter they climbed the earthquake racked belfry, noting the hand-hewn timbers; and in the gallery, discovering the pure quality of their voices, Saxon, trembling at her own temerity, softly sang the opening bars of "Jesus Lover of My Soul.
The boys deserted their sports, and walking fearlessly among their fathers, looked up in curious admiration, as they heard the brief exclamations of wonder they so freely expressed the temerity of their hated foe.
Do you know what your unprecedented temerity would have cost you had you failed to kill either of the two chieftains whose metal you now wear?
Hither and thither he charged striking down the few who had the temerity to stand against him, and it was evident that unless a chance spear thrust brought him down he would rout the entire village and regain his prize.
I began to think that the Captain's temerity justified Ned Land's fears.
General," said he, as if he had divined Monk's thought, "you wish we should be alone; that is very right, but a great captain ought never to expose himself with temerity.
she asked, "and what your mission, that you have the temerity to attempt to escape from the Valley Dor and the death you have chosen?
Opening the prosecution case, Michael Hayton QC said: "Karl Harrison had the temerity to embark upon a relationship with a young woman who had previously been involved with Anton Farrell.
com Heard about for be too Pity, Paul Clement, County last week temerity to aim League.
The temerity of Oldham's actions is laid bare in Nick Barratt 's The Forgotten Spy (Blink Publishing, PS18.
The Ministry of Defence plans to designate Faslane nuclear base in Argyll and Bute as "sovereign UK territory" if the Scots have the temerity to vote for independence.