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Definition bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
  • It was an audacious act of piracy.
audacious = bold and daring
  • She had the audacity to tell me I am not good enough for him.
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • It is an audacious plan.
  • audacious = bold and daring
  • 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
  • Of his three wives Ekwefi was the only one who would have the audacity to bang on his door.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • I had the audacity to complain about ...
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • The men were amazed at the burglars' audacity.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • 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
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • 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
  • audacious = bold and daring
  • the rattling tongue of saucy and audacious eloquence
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • audacious = bold and daring
  • His forwardness and audacity often caught them off guard.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • She is ... a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • audacity = boldness
  • "Audacious! Offensive! To address me in this manner!"
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • audacious = offensively bold
  • she laughed with him, as if she liked his audacity.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • 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
  • audacious = bold and daring
  • 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
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • "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
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • Remile was quite shocked, whether by my deformity or my audacity I can't say,
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • 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
  • audacity = boldness and daring
  • a very audaciously attired young girl
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
audaciously = boldly and daringly

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