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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • The attention of the company was then directed, by a natural transition, to the little girl who had had the audacity to burn her hair off, and who, after receiving sundry small slaps and pushes from the more energetic of the ladies, was mercifully sent home: the ninepence, with which she was to have been rewarded, being escheated to the Kenwigs family.
  • ’An audacious dog!’
  • The audacity to enter my house, and open upon me!
  • ’He is an idle ruffian,’ said Ralph; ’a vagabond from beyond the sea where he travelled for his crimes; a felon let loose to run his neck into the halter; a swindler, who has the audacity to try his schemes on me who know him well.
  • ’And even if money were to be had,’ thought Arthur Glide, as he glanced at Nicholas, and trembled with passion at his boldness and audacity, ’I’d have that dainty chick for my wife, and cheat YOU of her, young smooth-face!’
  • There were not many subjects of dispute which at that moment could have come home to his own breast more powerfully, for having the unknown uppermost in his thoughts, it naturally occurred to him that he would have done just the same if any audacious gossiper durst have presumed in his hearing to speak lightly of her.

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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.

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