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temerity
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Oliver Twist
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  • He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: ’Please, sir, I want some more.’

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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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