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Far from the Madding Crowd
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temerity
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • An Elizabeth in brain and a Mary Stuart in spirit, she often performed actions of the greatest temerity with a manner of extreme discretion.
  • She had been awe-struck at her past temerity, and was struggling to make amends without thinking whether the sin quite deserved the penalty she was schooling herself to pay.
  • She was now literally trembling and panting at this her temerity in such an errant undertaking; her breath came and went quickly, and her eyes shone with an infrequent light.
  • The truth was, that as she now stood—excited, wild, and honest as the day—her alluring beauty bore out so fully the epithets he had bestowed upon it that he was quite startled at his temerity in advancing them as false.

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  • She had the temerity to oppose the popular proposal.
  • The town had a basketful of feelings good and bad about Joe’s positions and possessions, but none had the temerity to challenge him.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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