You puzzle me, Jane: your look and tone of sorrowful audacity perplex and pain me.
Appearances would warrant that conclusion: and, no doubt (though, with an audacity that wants chastising out of you, you seem to question it), they will be a superlatively happy pair.
Mrs. Reed was rather a stout woman; but, on hearing this strange and audacious declaration, she ran nimbly up the stair, swept me like a whirlwind into the nursery, and crushing me down on the edge of my crib, dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
I discerned he was now neither angry nor shocked at my audacity.
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It was an audacious act of piracy.
She had the audacity to tell me I am not good enough for him.