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  • He stared up disapprovingly over his eye-glasses as Mr. Pontellier entered, wondering who had the temerity to disturb him at that hour of the morning.

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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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