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gall -- as in: had the gall to
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  • I show it most of all when I show justice; For then I pity those I do not know, Which a dismiss’d offence would after gall, And do him right that, answering one foul wrong, Lives not to act another.
  • I do fear, too dreadful: Sith ’twas my fault to give the people scope, ’Twould be my tyranny to strike and gall them For what I bid them do: for we bid this be done When evil deeds have their permissive pass And not the punishment.
  • What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?

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  • She had the gall to ask for a raise.
  • all the greed and all the gall Is boiled away for once and all.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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