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  • Mr. Stelling was a well-sized, broad-chested man, not yet thirty, with flaxen hair standing erect, and large lightish-gray eyes, which were always very wide open; he had a sonorous bass voice, and an air of defiant self-confidence inclining to brazenness.
  • Mr. Tulliver was not by any means an exception in mistaking brazenness for shrewdness; most laymen thought Stelling shrewd, and a man of remarkable powers generally; it was chiefly by his clerical brethren that he was considered rather a full fellow.
  • "Yes, better quality nor any you’re like to carry; you’ve got nothing first-rate but brazenness, I’ll be bound," said Mrs. Glegg, with a triumphant sense of her insurmountable sagacity.

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  • When I meet her eyes, brazen as a sailor fresh into port, she opens her mouth, as if to rip into me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Teachers try t heir best to keep them organized, but this is a high school; the organized lines of elementary school fire drills are long gone, having been replaced by the brazen hormonal zigzags of kids whose bodies are too big for their own good.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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