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
She had sensed the audaciousness, even the brazenness of the letter as she read it; one or the other, or perhaps simple stupidity, had to impel such a communication from an insignificant parish priest to the Commandant of Auschwitz.
William Styron -- Sophie's Choice
I will seem audacious, and brave.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat's Eye
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.