Now it was certainly a little audacious of him to venture to say to the Emperor's daughter, 'Will you marry me?
Lang, Andrew -- The Yellow Fairy Book
You been into some other audacious mischief when I wasn't around, like enough.
Twain, Mark -- Tom Sawyer
Of his three wives Ekwefi was the only one who would have the audacity to bang on his door.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
I doubt any of them had the audacity to consider what they'd do if...
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
But when the Capitol decrees that only one tribute can live and you have the audacity to challenge it, I guess that's a rebellion in itself.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
His forwardness and audacity often caught them off guard.
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
the rattling tongue of saucy and audacious eloquence
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night's Dream
It's the man himself, by all that's wonderful and audacious!
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Remile was quite shocked, whether by my deformity or my audacity I can't say,
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
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I was in my heaven by that time, fitting my limbs together, and couldn't believe his audacity.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
The men were amazed at the burglars' audacity.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
It's enough that you have the audacity to break the rules in your sewing.
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
she laughed with him, as if she liked his audacity.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
...this most excellent and audacious hobbit...
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
It was an audacious crime, a troubling sign of the violence that felt like it was closing in on her no matter how far she moved away from the center of the city.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
He was a feared gambler, few dared to take him on, so high and audacious were his stakes.
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
I had the audacity to complain about ...
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
Your daughter had the audacity to come to my house and ask me to teach her how to speak properly so that she could get a place in a flower-shop.
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
Do you not understand how our audacity will be perceived? Do you not understand, even now, what we have already accomplished, ... It's our chance, Sonny.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
BEN [ giving great weight to each word, and with a certain vicious audacity]:
Arthur Miller -- Death of a Salesman
Norma's smile slipped a notch, and Carrie was amazed by her own wit-and audacity.
Stephen King -- Carrie
That ... audacious Scarlet Pimpernel, alone and with thirty men at his heels, could not reasonably be expected to escape a second time.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
a very audaciously attired young girl
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Archie was surprised by Leon's audacity, knowing his connection with The Vigils and bringing him in here this way.
Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
there he was gallantly, thoughtlessly alive, to all appearance indestructible solely by the virtue of his few years and of his unreflecting audacity.
Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
The Witch flung one hand up to feel the shape of this audacity which came off the fifty-four-year-old man like a fever.
Ray Bradbury -- Something Wicked This Way Comes
Sometimes they had the audacity to ask where someone was.
Susanna Kaysen -- Girl Interrupted
She is ... a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her.
Nicolo Machiavelli -- The Prince
audacious bit of work.
Agatha Christie -- The ABC Murders
A woman of brilliance and audacity, accompanied by a mere boy, came into the place and took seats near them.
Stephen Crane -- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
"Audacious! Offensive! To address me in this manner!"
Orson Scott Card -- Red Prophet
"What if a lesser human being—a Cates, or a Darwin—has the audacity to think that God might whisper to him!"
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee -- Inherit the Wind
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 1
Away with that audacious lady!
William Shakespeare -- The Winter's Tale
audacious without impudency
William Shakespeare -- Love's Labour's Lost
The sheer audacity of it took my breath away.
Athol Fugard -- Master Harold...and the Boys
Now he latched onto a wildly audacious goal: the 1936 Olympics, in Berlin.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
It was Passepartout who, playing his part with a happy audacity, had passed through the crowd amid the general terror.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Its threat gave her direction, clarity, audacity.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Mr. Trabb's boy was the most audacious boy in all that country-side.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
I felt a strange presentiment from the very first, that that audacious young savage would come to be hung!'
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
The audacity of the idea stunned him.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Time for the most audacious step in his scheme.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
Her mouth fell open with horror at the audacity of his proposal.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
He had his knapsack on his shoulders, his cudgel in his hand, a rough, audacious, weary, and violent expression in his eyes.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
The host, on this Sunday afternoon, wore a dark gray suit, correct as a uniform, and bedroom slippers of black patent leather trimmed with red; the slippers mocked the severe elegance of the suit, yet completed the elegance as an audacious anticlimax.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
"Ah, that depends on who wears the apron!" and Laurie gave an audacious tweak at the tassel.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
Villefort's dusty garb, his costume, which was not of courtly cut, excited the susceptibility of M. de Breze, who was all astonishment at finding that this young man had the audacity to enter before the king in such attire.