An intrepid social reformer will not be daunted by the magnitude of the task he has undertaken.
Athol Fugard -- Master Harold...and the Boys
How very intrepid of you, Nick.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
At the shore, the breeze was cool but not biting, and the beach was peppered with people walking or flying kites; a few intrepid surfers were riding the long, rolling waves to shore.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Forget about epic battles with tanks and fighter jets and the final victory of us scrappy, unbroken, intrepid humans over the bug-eyed swarm.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
A wolf was glimpsed on the second day by a light Army aircraft which had joined the hunt, and an intrepid detachment of Mounted Police sallied forth to deal with it.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Only in his most intrepid dreams did he allow himself to hope that he might travel so far.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
My mother’s reading to me each night was a celebration of language and tradition, a world of Mother Goose and lyric poetry, where Bobby Shaftoe goes to sea and intrepid, pre-pubic heroes stand on burning decks.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
One might have expected such an intrepid child to be ecstatic, but the speed and altitude frightened him.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
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Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity: "Miss Elizabeth Bennet."
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
… ROXANE: On his brow he bears the genius-stamp; He is proud, noble, young, intrepid, fair….
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
She had thought that of course Tom had deserted long ago, and she wondered at seeing him place himself in her power again in this intrepid way.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The intrepid treasure-seeker walked round it, and, selecting the spot from whence it appeared most susceptible to attack, placed his lever in one of the crevices, and strained every nerve to move the mass.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
He was a blustering, intrepid bully who brooded inconsolably over the terrible ineradicable impressions he knew he kept making on people of prominence who were scarcely aware that he was even alive.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Khufu, our intrepid baboon, was riding an old magician around the room, choking him with his own wand and steering him into walls as the mage turned blue.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
The infantry men, replying from below, six against two hundred, intrepid and with no shelter save the currant-bushes, took a quarter of an hour to die.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Bazin was stationed in the corridor, and barred his passage with the more intrepidity that, after many years of trial, Bazin found himself near a result of which he had ever been ambitious.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
He found it expedient to be cautious all the time, except for the rare moments, when, assured of his own intrepidity, he abandoned himself to petty rages and lusts.
Jack London -- White Fang
Sancho beheld all this in astonishment at the intrepidity of his lord, and said to himself, "Clearly this master of mine is as bold and valiant as he says he is."
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
We knew he was intrepid, for he had held his own in various gunfights; besides, he looked like a sheriff—the only kind we knew about.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
Your reporter has already posted their adventures in this space, but it is worth repeating that just about anything can happen at one of their blast-offs, as witness the one where two of our intrepid boys crept out under the cover of swiftly manufactured armor.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
He sometimes preached Jehan very long and severe sermons, which the latter intrepidly endured.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
So the ladies felt in duty bound to stretch a point, especially in the case of so intrepid a blockader.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
It’s an intrepid act-maybe his first since arriving here— that, somehow, seems to liberate him.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
PRONUNCIATIONGUIDE AND GLOSSARY ON THEORIGIN OFNAMES: To the casual observer, the various names an intrepid traveler will encounter throughout Alagaesia might seem but a random collection of labels with no inherent integrity, culture, or history.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Chingachgook grasped the hand that, in the warmth of feeling, the scout had stretched across the fresh earth, and in an attitude of friendship these two sturdy and intrepid woodsmen bowed their heads together, while scalding tears fell to their feet, watering the grave of Uncas like drops of falling rain.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
However, in my thoughts I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals, who durst venture to mount and walk upon my body, while one of my hands was at liberty, without trembling at the very sight of so prodigious a creature as I must appear to them.
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
Nevertheless, his intrepid adversary prepared to close for the thirteenth time.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
Indiana Jones may look like pure Hollywood, but the intrepid searcher after fabulous treasure goes back to Apollonius and The Argonautica, the story of Jason and the Argonauts.
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Candide having been in the Bulgarian service, performed the military exercise before the general of this little army with so graceful an address, with so intrepid an air, and with such agility and expedition, that he was given the command of a company of foot.
Voltaire -- Candide
But the stubborn descendants of the twenty-one intrepid people who plowed through the mountains in search of the sea to the west avoided the reefs of the melodic mix-up and the dancing went on until dawn.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
Then he looked at Florentino Ariza, his invincible power, his intrepid love, and he was overwhelmed by the belated suspicion that it is life, more than death, that has no limits.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Love in the Time of Cholera
And, indeed, he did so with much courage and intrepidity, that he cut two of them to pieces in an instant, the savages not having the power to fly for their lives.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
There were signs that it was an exquisite relief to her to hear the impatient exclamation, though she had resolved so intrepidly to let generosity make one bid against herself.
Thomas Hardy -- Tess of the d’Urbervilles
I told her, too, how people in such voyages were sometimes wrecked and cast on rocks, where they were saved by the intrepidity and humanity of one man.
Charles Dickens -- Bleak House
I didn’t have to be clothed in intrepidity all the time or love all creatures.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
Traveling in the intrepid spirit of Isabella Bird, and ignoring the sage advice of seasoned adventurers who told her Baltistan was impassable in snow, Murphy crisscrossed the Karakoram in deep winter, on horseback, with her five-year-old daughter.
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
The wretched criminal displayed the same coolness and intrepidity at the awful moment that has marked his conduct ever since his arrest.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
He had seen much service, been in various engagements, always acquitting himself as an officer mindful of the welfare of his men, but never tolerating an infraction of discipline; thoroughly versed in the science of his profession, and intrepid to the verge of temerity, though never injudiciously so.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
The young girl and the intrepid Jesuit, both quaking with unchristian passion.
Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
Our heroe received the enemy’s attack with the most undaunted intrepidity, and his bosom resounded with the blow.
Henry Fielding -- Tom Jones
Next were the men of Phylake, and those who held Pyrasos, garden of Demeter, Iton, maternal town of grazing flocks, Antron beside the water, and the beds of meadow grass at Pteleos: all these were under Protesilaos’ command when that intrepid fighter lived— but black earth held him under now, and grieving at Phylake with lacerated cheeks his bride was left, his house unfinished there.
Homer -- The Iliad
But a quarter of an hour later the man, who had gone on lacing his furmity more and more heavily, though he was either so strong-minded or such an intrepid toper that he still appeared fairly sober, recurred to the old strain, as in a musical fantasy the instrument fetches up the original theme.
Thomas Hardy -- The Mayor of Casterbridge
Success gave him nerve and even actual intrepidity; insomuch, indeed, that after he had conveyed his harvest to his mother in a back alley, he went to the reception himself, and added several of the valuables of that house to his takings.
Mark Twain -- Pudd’nhead Wilson
It amused Newland Archer (who had secretly situated the love-scenes of "Monsieur de Camors" in Mrs. Mingott’s bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
He will wear the ring of the Institute, the tangible symbol of his worth and sacrifice, a symbol that is recognized all over the world by the men whobelong to the brotherhood, to the proud intrepid fraternity of Institute men.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
This intrepid reporter was present three weeks into Dale Thornton’s third try at seventh grade, when the young Einstein bet this reporter and several other members of the class that he could keep a wad of chewingtobacco in his mouth from the beginning of fifth period Social Studies until the bell.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Though timid, and shy as the young of the deer on so many occasions, this right-feeling girl was always intrepid in the cause of humanity; the lessons of her mother, and the impulses of her own heart—perhaps we might say the promptings of that unseen and pure spirit that seemed ever to watch over and direct her actions—uniting to keep down the apprehensions of woman, and to impel her to be bold and resolute.