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  • As he wandered around I stood lookout at the head of the aisle, so shaky with nerves I sometimes worried I would black out—but soon I was filling my own pockets with apples and chocolate (other favored food items of Boris's) before walking up brazenly to the counter to buy bread and milk and other items too big to steal.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly
  • Our home itself will be taken over by a noisy couple, hubby-wife lawyers who are shamelessly, brazenly gleeful at this buyers'-market deal.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly and without concern for manners
  • The only way to keep from bleeding out is to take a stand against those who have already harmed you so that others will not be so brazen.   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • I don't know whether to admire the brazenness, or be angry you take me for such a fool.   (source)
    brazenness = boldness
  • Jake began to breathe normally again, though he was still shaken by the brazenness of Sistrunk and his ideas.   (source)
  • In the parable, Jesus told how a man's son brazenly asked for his inheritance while his father was still alive, a rebellious and selfish thing to do.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly and improperly
  • The children of Hermes and Mercury laughed and told stories and brazenly stole things from just about everyone.   (source)
  • The canvas canopy sheltered the white-skinned Whitshank grown-ups, but the in-laws sat brazenly in the sun.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly
  • She hasn't got the nerve to stand up and brazen it out.   (source)
    brazen = be bold and unconcerned with what others consider proper
  • The inmates of these houses were bolder than the prostitutes of the war days and brazenly hung out of their windows and called to passers-by.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly and unrestrained by what others consider proper
  • Toward these, heartiness or brazening wasn't indicated, but what was necessary was to prove that in addition to everything he was also a lover.   (source)
    brazening = being bold and unconcerned with what others consider proper
  • It's the brazen serpent in the wilderness!   (source)
    brazen = bold and shameless
  • "She hath good skill at her needle, that's certain," remarked one of her female spectators; "but did ever a woman, before this brazen hussy, contrive such a way of showing it?"   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • "I was not dreaming," I said, with some warmth, for her brazen coolness provoked me.   (source)
    brazen = bold and unrestrained by what others consider proper
  • I had never been struck at so keenly, for my thanklessness to Joe, as through the brazen impostor Pumblechook.   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • It frightens me to know that after a tragedy as terrible as Columbine's, there are still people in our neighborhood who could be so brazenly cruel.†   (source)
  • The short one seemed fidgety, his eyes darting, as if he'd lost his brazenness from before, and Thomas wondered if a trip to what they'd called the Central Zone always did that to a person.†   (source)
  • "I'm Alaska Young's brother," the Colonel announced brazenly.†   (source)
  • My stomach flips as I see that word—Love—printed so brazenly on a book cover.†   (source)
  • While Beans and Mutto waited, sitting brazenly across the street on Dorothy's front steps, he led Henry into his house.†   (source)
  • Why doesn't the world just open its jaws like a whale and swallow this brazenness in one gulp?†   (source)
  • Yet Sunitha brazenly marched into the red-light districts and started her own organization, in a way emblematic of social entrepreneurs.†   (source)
  • But she had chosen this man's side against him, and in his fury, he tried to stamp out what had hurt him the most and was now brazenly taunting him—her disobedience.†   (source)
  • She loves Felicity's brazenness.†   (source)
  • She feels halfway clever and inventive and maybe slightly intrusive as well, a little bit of brazenness that spices any game.†   (source)
  • I'd opened the shutters—brazenly—and the light streamed across her hair, making it gold.†   (source)
  • The chaplain braced himself with a prodigious effort of the will and plunged ahead brazenly.†   (source)
  • I felt completely at ease, and I somewhat brazenly smiled and nodded, as if to indicate that I had enjoyed his words, or at least the gematriya part of his words.†   (source)
  • It was no secret that Patricia ruled the castle, but Qurong wouldn't tolerate brazenness in front of his men.†   (source)
  • Their shorts were as tight as surgeons' gloves, and they were so severely and brazenly entangled in one another that it was impossible to tell his smooth and hairless limbs from hers.†   (source)
  • You wouldn't lie so brazenly to your daddy?†   (source)
  • Then she began to look boldly at people — she stared, even — finding that this brazenness made them look away.†   (source)
  • There are the as-ifcompeting pairs of lady walkers, neon-headbanded and sweat-suited, marching in their bulbous, ice-white cross-training shoes up and down the main avenue, strutting brazenly in front of the suddenly tolerant, halting weekend traffic.†   (source)
  • There were moments that afternoon when Leamas was so brazenly perverse that Ashe would have been justified in terminating their conversation—especially since he was paying; but he did not.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There he was, brazenly immodest in checked red and black pajamas, sitting on his front steps, knees akimbo and binoculars pressed to his eyes.†   (source)
  • But he simply held his ground there in the doorway, brazening it out as the train darted on.†   (source)
  • Prejudgment on the part of most Senators was brazenly announced.†   (source)
  • Never before had he encountered such a brazen insult.   (source)
  • The woman was surprisingly ugly—brazenly, beyond the scope of everyday ugly: tiny round eyes set tight as buttons, a long twist of a nose, skin spackled with tiny bumps, long lank hair the color of a dust bunny.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly
  • The suitcase lay there wide open, brazen as you please, and he closed it and bent to slide it underneath the bed, way back toward the wall.   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • Possibly Red had been hoping to sit next to her in the theater (it was common knowledge that he had a little crush on her), but she took one glance at Dane, at his forbidding scowl and his defensively hunched shoulders, and then stepped between him and her friend Ruth like the most brazen hussy (as Ruth said teasingly later).   (source)
  • If the worst happened she'd brazen it out.   (source)
    brazen = be bold and unconcerned with what others consider proper
  • Separately the two of them could be endured, but the brazen combination of Scarlett and Rhett was too much to be borne.   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • We brazened our way into a movie and sat in the back row; here the sound got him even worse, and I was afraid he'd blow his top.   (source)
    brazened = went boldly
  • At least, said the ladies of the town, it's better than riding around so brazenly with that Butler man.   (source)
    brazenly = boldly and unrestrained by what others consider proper
  • Military officers destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got;   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady, though no doubt historically brazen, was considered by the public to have too much brass about her;   (source)
    brazen = bold and unrestrained by what others consider proper
  • But, it was only the pleasanter to turn to Biddy and to Joe, whose great forbearance shone more brightly than before, if that could be, contrasted with this brazen pretender.   (source)
    brazen = bold and improper
  • Corporal Whitcomb grinned brazenly with scornful satisfaction.†   (source)
  • He had brazenly slept upon the carpet and stoked the stoves until they whitened like blast furnaces.†   (source)
  • For example, one word, "bellezza," after rotating like a sparkling pinwheel, stopped and drew back like a woman who brazenly asks to be admired.†   (source)
  • She might have lost it, might have run out with it ...for she had visions of poor Miss Eckhart wearing it away over her head; of Virgie waving it, brazenly, in the air of the street; of too-knowing Jinny Love Stark asking, "Couldn't you keep it?†   (source)
  • The Senate seemed to have little of the excitement and drama that had been so much a part of its existence in the years leading up to166 the Civil War, little of the power and prestige which it wielded so brazenly in the days of the Johnson and Grant administrations.†   (source)
  • "God told me," he asserted, brazening it out.†   (source)
  • Some kids tucked the bread under their arms and walked home brazenly letting all the world know that they were poor.†   (source)
  • She stopped, turning a little pink, fearing a loss of tact; but I agreed with her at once to save embarrassment, and I heard myself saying boldly, brazenly, 'Rebecca must have been a wonderful person.†   (source)
  • A virile new Britain cannot continue indefinitely to be traduced in the eyes, or rather ears, of the world by the effete languors of Langham Place, brazenly masquerading as "standard English."†   (source)
  • He had brazenly tried to force his way into one of the houses, and the act had cost him his life.†   (source)
  • ...He rode in brazener than any feller thet ever stacked up against this outfit.†   (source)
  • "I don't know," he answered, looking her brazenly over.†   (source)
  • How great, therefore, and desirable must be a business that brazens the heart of a Bengali!'†   (source)
  • "Oh dear, no," said Lord Warburton brazenly; "our talk had no such solemn character as that."†   (source)
  • Carol understood that Vida believed herself to have recited minutely and brazenly a story of intimate love; understood that, in alarm, she was trying to cover her shame as she struggled on, "Liked him in the most honorable way—simply can't help it if I still see things through his eyes—If I gave him up, I certainly am not beyond my rights in demanding that you take care to avoid even the appearance of evil and—" She was weeping; an insignificant, flushed, ungracefully weeping woman.†   (source)
  • The first time he tried this maneuver, she measured him with her eyes, from top to bottom, quite brazenly and without the least embarrassment, while still some distance off; but as she drew nearer she turned her face away indifferently and walked right by him.†   (source)
  • While Martin trembled and tried to look brazenly at the massed people who were looking at him, while he sat nude and exposed and unprotected on the high platform, the pastor made announcement of the Thursday Missionary Supper and the Little Lads' Marching Club.†   (source)
  • He made the point brazenly, for, in truth, Dain Waris's energetic action had prevented the greatest calamities; because Brown told me distinctly that, perceiving the size of the place, he had resolved instantly in his mind that as soon as he had gained a footing he would set fire right and left, and begin by shooting down everything living in sight, in order to cow and terrify the population.†   (source)
  • And at the same time, Clyde was wondering just how he was to do now—ride in with them and brazenly face the possibility of being seen by some one who might carry the news to Gilbert Griffiths or evade doing so on some pretext or other.†   (source)
  • Unawares it had stolen insidiously into all her waking and perhaps sleeping hours—and then, in an unguarded moment, when chance threw Tom Doan again into her presence, it had brazenly surprised her into betrayal.†   (source)
  • It was not possible to learn anything by looking at him, even though K. was scrutinizing him quite brazenly.†   (source)
  • He looked into his discarded military blouse; had a cheering idea about having seen cigarettes in a drawer; did not find them; and brazenly marched into the room where hung the aprons and jackets of the technicians.†   (source)
  • And then there were the eyes themselves, those narrow and absolutely magical (or so they seemed to Hans Castorp), Kirghiz-shaped eyes, bluish-gray or grayish-blue like distant mountains, which from time to time, in certain sidelong glances, when gazing at nothing in particular, could darken, almost melt, to a veiled dusky look—Clavdia's eyes, which had examined him brazenly and somewhat sternly from close up, and which in shape, color, and expression so amazingly and frighteningly resembled those of Pribislav Hippe.†   (source)
  • For behind his brow were the thoughts or half-thoughts that first conferred true cloying sweetness to his visions and images, thoughts that centered on Madame Chauchat's carelessness and brazenness, on the illness that accentuated and enhanced her body, the illness that embodied her very being and that he now shared with her according to medical dictum.†   (source)
  • It was not surprising that Herr Settembrini, invoking the dignity of man in sterling words, spoke out against the brutal practice, both from a pedagogic and juridical point of view; nor was it any more surprising, though perhaps it was astounding simply because of the gloomy brazenness of his words, that Naphta spoke out in favor of the bastinado.†   (source)
  • The dancing would get much more lively as the evening progressed; countless patients from the various sanatoriums and patients living brazenly on their own at the Kurhaus or other hotels would join in later in much greater number than now, and many a serious case had danced his way to eternity here, first tossing back the beaker of life and then hemorrhaging one last time in dulci jubilo.†   (source)
  • Mr. Stelling was a well-sized, broad-chested man, not yet thirty, with flaxen hair standing erect, and large lightish-gray eyes, which were always very wide open; he had a sonorous bass voice, and an air of defiant self-confidence inclining to brazenness.†   (source)
  • Awhile the flaring disk seemed to perch itself on the far summit of the mountains in the west, brazening all the sky above the city, and rimming the walls and towers with the brightness of gold.†   (source)
  • Traitors showed themselves unbuttoned; men who had gone over to the enemy on the eve of battle made no secret of their recompense, and strutted immodestly in the light of day, in the cynicism of riches and dignities; deserters from Ligny and Quatre-Bras, in the brazenness of their well-paid turpitude, exhibited their devotion to the monarchy in the most barefaced manner.†   (source)
  • The Nautilus was brazenly swallowed up.†   (source)
  • I had to throw conscience aside, and brazenly concede that he ought to have brought twenty-five dollars; whereas I was quite well aware that in all the ages, the world had never seen a king that was worth half the money, and during the next thirteen centuries wouldn't see one that was worth the fourth of it.†   (source)
  • Searching with care, Captain Nemo soon found a narrow opening into which he brazenly slipped, well aware, however, that it would close behind him.†   (source)
  • "Yes, better quality nor any you're like to carry; you've got nothing first-rate but brazenness, I'll be bound," said Mrs. Glegg, with a triumphant sense of her insurmountable sagacity.†   (source)
  • Mr. Tulliver was not by any means an exception in mistaking brazenness for shrewdness; most laymen thought Stelling shrewd, and a man of remarkable powers generally; it was chiefly by his clerical brethren that he was considered rather a full fellow.†   (source)
  • Eurymachus—the rest of you fine, brazen suitors—I have done with appeals to you about these matters.   (source)
  • In their own colors, they paint all others, Brazenly calling all men their brothers; In the faint hope of finding some resemblance, They try to give a gloss of innocence To their schemes or to make others share The burden of blame that is only theirs.†   (source)
  • One reason that my landlord was so close was, that he was unwilling the minister of the parish should hear of it; but for all that somebody heard of it, so at that we had the bells set a-ringing the next morning early, and the music, such as the town would afford, under our window; but my landlord brazened it out, that we were married before we came thither, only that, being his former guests, we would have our wedding-supper at his house.†   (source)
  • He fair likes — he langs to set his brazened face agean 'em!   (source)
    brazened = bold and unrestrained by what others consider proper
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  • This is another expression of reactionary idealism, and it's indeed the most brazen expression.†   (source)
  • His carrot orange face had a broad bridge and a pink nose, and it was made up with brazen flair.†   (source)
  • Rose was more brazen.†   (source)
  • My mother was not a brazen character.†   (source)
  • The Lannister trumpets answered, da-DA da-DA da-DAAAAAAAAA, brazen and defiant, yet it seemed to Tyrion that they sounded somehow smaller, more anxious.†   (source)
  • Then she rose again, brazen with her various sins—pride, gluttony, avarice, uncooperativeness—and for each she paid with a life.†   (source)
  • It was so brazen.†   (source)
  • So on a late September day in 1941, he left his house feeling a little brazen.†   (source)
  • How could Pedro dare to be so brazen!†   (source)
  • As the city emptied out, the looting likely grew more brazen and engulfed neighborhoods like Uptown.†   (source)
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  • Holly's voice came through the speaker then, typically brazen in the face of danger.†   (source)
  • I'd felt so brazen tonight, like the Halloween costume had imbued me with a new personality, one more worthy of Adam, of my family.†   (source)
  • Wendy screamed aloud, the sound of her cry insignificant against the blare issuing from those brazen lungs.†   (source)
  • Even for you, this is a brazen act of aggression.†   (source)
  • He said yes, which I said was bold of them, and didn't it scare away the young men, as who would want a wife like that, writing things down for everyone to see, and made-up things at that, and I would never be so brazen.†   (source)
  • And if by some chance I was the most brazen con man he'd ever stopped, well, he wasn't taking this any further.†   (source)
  • To "look in a man's face" is a brazen thing to do.†   (source)
  • A brazen knock on her chamber door disturbed her thoughts.†   (source)
  • She spoke very little, and had lost that fresh, brazen laughter that was the first thing I had liked about her.†   (source)
  • Carroll later said that "amazed" him: How brazen was this man, who didn't run at the sight of the police?†   (source)
  • At times, the meatpacking firms have been especially brazen in assuming that public funds will cover their routine business costs.†   (source)
  • They were determined to lessen her influence and did it with a brazen and shameless act: they sent her into internal exile.†   (source)
  • And while the president would be a fool to damage their marriage (and his career) by a brazen act of public infidelity, there are moments when this normally pragmatic man is helplessly self-destructive.†   (source)
  • The quiet that rested around their door on the weekends hinted of all sorts of secret rituals, and their friendly indifference to the men on the street was an insult to the women as a brazen flaunting of unnatural ways.†   (source)
  • There are any number of possibilities, from brazen to subtle.†   (source)
  • So much that was brazen, hectic, loud, raw, and coarse.†   (source)
  • A brazen act of defiance?†   (source)
  • As the two girls came up, Johnnie looked at the wide, clear, plate windows, the brass railing that guarded the heavy granite approach, the shining name "Hardwick" deep-set in brazen lettering on the step over which they entered.†   (source)
  • When I meet her eyes, brazen as a sailor fresh into port, she opens her mouth, as if to rip into me.†   (source)
  • No brazen sun.†   (source)
  • Miss Fontaine and Miss Wyman found themselves upstaged by a most brazen amateur.†   (source)
  • And here it was, staring him in the face as a claim by a brazen man who was either totally deluded or who knew more than any man had any business knowing.†   (source)
  • Ye third item, we set down, that on the same day from the same house thou didst take two brazen candlesticks, cunning wrought.†   (source)
  • Rowan's provocations have been so brazen that news of my impending visit nearly triggered an uprising in Blys.†   (source)
  • Brazen it out, she told herself.†   (source)
  • "Too brazen to even blush," Mrs. Predmore told Mama.†   (source)
  • At our last meeting, Ivy Starnes was the one who tried to brazen it out.†   (source)
  • At the far end of the bridge the walls of the city towered high above them and the brazen gates stood open in the gateway which was really wide but looked narrow because it was so very high.†   (source)
  • Brazen trumpets sounded.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, regardless of the stakes, it made no sense for a corporation to protect its interests with hit men brazen enough to shoot at people in public places—or anywhere else, for that matter.†   (source)
  • Its marvelous fertility and brazen health, its deep, brilliant greenness altered and waned almost daily, as winter with its chilly nights and the slow cooling of the Atlantic started to settle into each stem and living thing in the marsh.†   (source)
  • He had been tricked, not celebrated, by the parade's brazen marching up his street with the band playing, and we had somehow been tricked by envying him—betrayed into it.†   (source)
  • The band vanished into the far distance, its brazen diminishing harmony soft, heartbreaking on my hearing like a lullaby.†   (source)
  • For not only the Reds but also Germany and Austria are raising their brazen heads once again.†   (source)
  • that she stood, so brazen, in the congregation of the righteous and refused to bow her head.†   (source)
  • She hated the exposed fleshiness of them, their soft brown bodies and soft bashful faces that were also insolent and inquisitive, and their chattering voices that held a brazen fleshy undertone.†   (source)
  • How should Meereen ever come to trust the Brazen Beasts if I do not?†   (source)
  • The Brazen Beasts fell in behind Ser Barristan as he continued his descent.†   (source)
  • The brazen mask beneath his arm was new—a wolf's head with lolling tongue.†   (source)
  • Your Brazen Beasts will keep me safe from any harm.†   (source)
  • One of the Brazen Beasts ripped off his brass hawk's mask and began to spew up his breakfast.†   (source)
  • She told him of the Harpy's Sons and the Brazen Beasts, of blood upon the bricks.†   (source)
  • Up and down the length of the hall, Brazen Beasts lowered their spears.†   (source)
  • Four Brazen Beasts stood guarding the door.†   (source)
  • Everything required to be a Brazen Beast.†   (source)
  • By now, the Brazen Beasts should have disarmed Steelskin.†   (source)
  • And if I give you the Unsullied, I will have no one but the Brazen Beasts to hold Meereen.†   (source)
  • Half of these Brazen Beasts are untried freedmen.†   (source)
  • The Shavepate was accompanied by two of his Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • A Brazen Beast in a boar mask had offered the litter bearer a skin of water.†   (source)
  • The man wore the mask of a Brazen Beast, the fearsome likeness of a tiger.†   (source)
  • Grey Worm was there for the Unsullied, Skahaz mo Kandaq for the Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • We chanced upon some Brazen Beasts and Meris asked them prettily.†   (source)
  • It would not serve to have the wrong Brazen Beast hear of this.†   (source)
  • Just make certain I do not need to deal with any Brazen Beasts as well.†   (source)
  • If I send the Brazen Beasts into the pyramids, it will mean open war inside the city.†   (source)
  • Laughing, Hildy gave Jaime a brazen look.†   (source)
  • It took six Brazen Beasts to pull them apart and drag them from the hall.†   (source)
  • They walked the streets both day and night, in dark hoods and brazen masks.†   (source)
  • The Shavepate's eyes were black pools behind the brazen cat mask.†   (source)
  • Behind the drum marched Brazen Beasts four abreast.†   (source)
  • The door burst inward, and Skahaz mo Kandaq stormed in with four Brazen Beasts behind him.†   (source)
  • Before them stood two Brazen Beasts, armed with cudgels, spears, and short swords.†   (source)
  • For every Brazen Beast cut down, he would have a child die.†   (source)
  • He pulled his brazen wolf's mask down over his face.†   (source)
  • The Shavepate was clad in a pleated black skirt and a muscled breastplate, with a brazen helm shaped like a serpent's head beneath one arm.†   (source)
  • As for the Brazen Beasts, half were freedmen and the rest shavepates, whose true loyalty might still be to Skahaz mo Kandaq.†   (source)
  • I told you, the Brazen Beasts are mine.†   (source)
  • Mounted men all, Dothraki and Brazen Beasts and freedmen, they were united only by their distaste for this duty.†   (source)
  • At the base of the Great Pyramid, Ser Barristan awaited them beside an ornate open palanquin, surrounded by Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • It had been his notion to have the Brazen Beasts follow her betrothed and take note of all his actions.†   (source)
  • Five wore the cloaks and masks of Brazen Beasts, but Pretty Meris had not troubled to disguise herself.†   (source)
  • The two Brazen Beasts exchanged a look.†   (source)
  • The Brazen Beasts did as they were bid.†   (source)
  • Two score Brazen Beasts stood between the pillars, torchlight shining off the polished brass of their masks.†   (source)
  • When the Shavepate had commanded the Brazen Beasts, he had favored a serpent's-head mask, imperious and frightening.†   (source)
  • It had taken the rest of the day and most of the night for the Brazen Beasts to gather up the corpses.†   (source)
  • Archibald Yronwood had been cradling his prince's scorched and smoking body when the Brazen Beasts had found him, as his burned hands could testify.†   (source)
  • Brazen Beasts swung out amongst the pillars to form a line, then began a slow advance in lockstep, ushering the petitioners from the hall.†   (source)
  • Even if her captain was mad enough to attempt it, the Brazen Beasts would cut him down before he got within a hundred yards of her.†   (source)
  • A pair of Unsullied went down the steps before them, bearing torches; behind came two Brazen Beasts, one masked as a fish, the other as a hawk.†   (source)
  • His Brazen Beasts did the rest, herding the other Westerosi and the rest of the day's petitioners from the hall.†   (source)
  • When Selmy reached those floors, he found the doors to the interior of the pyramid chained shut, with a pair of Brazen Beasts posted as guards.†   (source)
  • It took the Brazen Beasts pounding the butts of their spears against the floor before the hall quieted again.†   (source)
  • Deeper inside the pyramid, another four Brazen Beasts had been set to guard the iron doors outside the pit where Viserion and Rhaegal were chained.†   (source)
  • Many had been stricken: freedmen, sellswords, Brazen Beasts, even Dothraki, though as yet none of the Unsullied had been touched.†   (source)
  • He sounded not at all Ghiscari, he knew; but half the Brazen Beasts were freed slaves, with all manner of native tongues, so his accent went unremarked.†   (source)
  • The Brazen Beasts had taken dozens of the Harpy's Sons, and those who had survived their capture had yielded names when questioned sharply ...too many names, it seemed to her.†   (source)
  • Then a shadow detached itself from inside an empty stall and became another Brazen Beast, clad in pleated black skirt, greaves, and muscled breastplate.†   (source)
  • When His Grace had tried to put them under the command of a cousin, as he had the Brazen Beasts, Grey Worm had informed the king that they were free men who took commands only from their mother.†   (source)
  • The first thing Hizdahr had done upon being crowned was to remove him from command of the Brazen Beasts, replacing him with his own cousin, the plump and pasty Marghaz zo Loraq.†   (source)
  • Four Brazen Beasts stood guard outside those doors, four more within It was those that the old knight encountered—big men, masked as boar, bear, vole, and manticore.†   (source)
  • The Corpsekiller was garbed as a Brazen Beast, his seamed, scarred face hidden behind a cobra mask, but the familiar black arakh slung at his hip gave him away.†   (source)
  • Six Brazen Beasts were with him.†   (source)
  • Let my Brazen Beasts seize them.†   (source)
  • Now they were Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • One was mine, a Brazen Beast.†   (source)
  • In the Shavepate's place stood a fat man in a muscled breastplate and lion's mask, his heavy legs poking out beneath a skirt of leather straps: Marghaz zo Loraq, the king's cousin, new commander of the Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • A Brazen Beast.†   (source)
  • After Hizdahr had given command of the Brazen Beasts to his cousin Marghaz zo Loraq, Skahaz had been named Warden of the River, with charge of all the ferries, dredges, and irrigation ditches along the Skahazadhan for fifty leagues, but the Shavepate had refused that ancient and honorable office, as Hizdahr called it, preferring to retire to the modest pyramid of Kandaq.†   (source)
  • Trumpets sounded from among them, tiny and brazen, soon swallowed by the roar of a thousand shouts.†   (source)
  • Except whereas before they'd been friendly, now they were brazen in their flirting.†   (source)
  • Trumpets were blowing all around, loud and brazen.†   (source)
  • A fanfare of brazen trumpets greeted each of the heroes as he stepped between the great oaken doors.†   (source)
  • The trumpets made a brazen blare, and cut the still blue air of dusk.†   (source)
  • The more helpless and vulnerable Ira grew, the more brazen was the press's exploitation of him.†   (source)
  • Sam hurled himself against the bolted brazen plates and fell senseless to the ground.†   (source)
  • Cat lifted her barrow and wheeled away from the Brazen Monkey, bumping over cobblestones.†   (source)
  • "The Happy Port is where all the porters go," Cat assured the men of the Brazen Monkey.†   (source)
  • She needed Skahaz and the Brazen Beasts, and she had come to mistrust all of Reznak's counsel.†   (source)
  • He was in the deep dark outside the under-gate of the orcs' stronghold; its brazen doors were shut.†   (source)
  • She had been imagining the scene of a crime, a Gothic cathedral, whose flamboyant vaulting would be flooded with brazen light of scarlet and indigo from a stained-glass backdrop of lurid suffering.†   (source)
  • "The tide of battle may—" Nasuada was replying when the brazen horn that had announced the arrival of the soldiers sounded once more, so loudly that Eragon, Arya, and the rest of the elves covered their ears.†   (source)
  • Atop its great square tower a fire blazed in an iron brazier twenty feet across, whilst smaller fires flanked its brazen doors.†   (source)
  • He had unfastened one of the buckles and was picking at the other when the brazen call of a horn rang forth from the head of the Varden, sounding the advance.†   (source)
  • "What does that mean?" said Mr. McDaniels, kicking his foot out at a particularly brazen young goblin.†   (source)
  • I grabbed for either side of the open French doors and braced myself, casting myself forward and clearly inviting his ardor, the hem of my nightgown riding on my hips, his brazen intentions driving me to my toes, my knees quivering, my heart racing.†   (source)
  • They fear my Brazen Beasts.†   (source)
  • It is a brazen and brilliant tactic.†   (source)
  • They heard the music before they saw the castle; the distant rattle of drums, the brazen blare of horns, the thin skirling of pipes faint beneath the growl of the river and the sound of the rain beating on their heads.†   (source)
  • Elsewhere I have more stamina for these things, these acts of self-exposure; I could brazen them out.†   (source)
  • Every blinding flash imprinted a motionless scene upon Roran's eyes that lingered, pulsing, long after the brazen bolts vanished.†   (source)
  • He would be amazed by how little has fundamentally changed over the past century, by how poor immigrant workers are still routinely being injured, and by how the industry's lies, no matter how brazen, are still said with a straight face.†   (source)
  • In fact, her father had already given his blessing to another suitor and did not approve a match to the brazen young sorcerer.†   (source)
  • Not enough to convince the French and the British, but enough to exchange a few rounds with some pretty powerful people before being sent packing, for his brazen approach to diplomacy as much as anything.†   (source)
  • The statement was wistfully, timidly made; yet to Gray Stoddard it seemed a brazen defence of her present course.†   (source)
  • Ordinarily, we have no difficulty at all distinguishing, in a blink, between someone who is suspicious and someone who is not, between someone brazen and someone curious, and, most easily of all, between someone terrified and someone dangerous; anyone who walks down a city street late at night makes those kinds of instantaneous calculations constantly.†   (source)
  • Which meant a frontal assault—a brazen fool's charge over open ground toward walls too thick to breach and too tall to climb while archers and war machines shot at them the whole time.†   (source)
  • Although the Klan would never quite die, especially down south—David Duke, a smooth-talking Klan leader from Louisiana, mounted substantive bids for the U.S. Senate and other offices—it was certainly handicapped, at least in the short term, by Kennedy's brazen dissemination of inside information.†   (source)
  • Walking closer to the portcullis, Max stared through the bars at the brazen youth sitting astride his coal-black courser.†   (source)
  • Through the steel and padding of his helm, he heard anguished screams, the hungry crackle of flame, the shuddering of warhorns, and the brazen blast of trumpets.†   (source)
  • His scarlet robes were tattered, his corslet of overlapping brazen plates was rent and hewn, his black plaits of hair braided with gold were drenched with blood.†   (source)
  • Diallo wasn't brazen.†   (source)
  • Then suddenly the cry of brazen-throated trumpets was heard: from the watch-towers they blared, and far away from hidden holds and outposts in the hills came answering calls; and further still, remote but deep and ominous, there echoed in the hollow land beyond the mighty horns and drums of Barad-dur.†   (source)
  • Cat knew that the men off the Brazen Monkey would not care about the name of a courtesan's mother, though.†   (source)
  • The little Brazen Monkey proved to be from Gulltown, with a Westerosi crew who were glad to talk to someone in the Common Tongue.†   (source)
  • It made her angry to see Dareon sitting there so brazen, making eyes at Lanna as his fingers danced across the harp strings.†   (source)
  • She saw huge flat-bottomed barges too, heaped high with crates and barrels and pushed along by twenty polemen to a side, and fancy floating houses with lanterns of colored glass, velvet drapes, and brazen figureheads.†   (source)
  • Two of the ships that had been here yesterday were gone, Cat saw, but five new ones had docked; a small car-rack called the Brazen Monkey, a huge Ibbenese whaler that reeked of tar and blood and whale oil, two battered cogs from Pentos, and a lean green galley up from Old Volantis.†   (source)
  • One after another the cicadas joined the steady shrilling noise, so that now there were no birds to be heard, and that insistent low screaming seemed to her to be the noise of the sun, whirling on its hot core, the sound of the harsh brazen light, the sound of the gathering heat.†   (source)
  • The brazen triumphant hymnody poured out of the ether, hosannas, bleats of rams, angelic annunciations—making Sophie think of all the unborn mornings of her life.†   (source)
  • 'The perishing is more likely, and will be a lot easier anyway,' he said grimly to himself, as he sheathed Sting and turned from the brazen doors.†   (source)
  • And there was the world of the mother's darlings, of smart students and rich merchants' sons; the world of impunity, of brazen, insolent vice; of rich m?†   (source)
  • She offended him because she was so brazen in her sins, that was all; and he prayed for her soul, which would one day find itself naked and speechless before the judgment bar of Christ.†   (source)
  • It was almost—The word would be brazen, I guess, and she was like a tough man that way, but there was enough in her that was young and female, a certain softness too, that allowed her to get by with it.†   (source)
  • And there was his Aunt Florence, gold and silver flashing on her fingers, brazen earrings dangling from her ears; and there was another woman, whom he took to be that wife of his father's called Deborah?†   (source)
  • How there had been a final interview with the head of the Circumlocution Office that very morning, and how the Brazen Head had spoken, and had been, upon the whole, and under all the circumstances, and looking at it from the various points of view, of opinion that one of two courses was to be pursued in respect of the business: that was to say, either to leave it alone for evermore, or to begin it all over again.†   (source)
  • It was like the oppression of a dream to believe that shame and exposure were impending over her and his father's memory, and to be shut out, as by a brazen wall, from the possibility of coming to their aid.†   (source)
  • Their manner as they enter hardens into a brazen defensive truculence.†   (source)
  • He knew them all and they were all alike-brazen, selfish, unbridled.†   (source)
  • One would say there was no end to this brazen sky.†   (source)
  • Then all those curved or toothed beaks opened in their hoods to a brazen unison, and this is what they chanted: Life is blood, shed and offered.†   (source)
  • Fringing the pool were posed a brazen menagerie of lions, dragons, and unicorns, each offering a stylized ferocity that emphasized rather than offended the surrounding peace.†   (source)
  • Yesterday he had said to his father that if this brazen, glittering sunshine continued, the wheat could not fill in the ear.†   (source)
  • his own clairvoyant will tempered to amoral evil's undeviating absolute by the black willing blood with which be had crossed it) replica of his own which he had created and decreed to preside upon his absence, as you might watch a wild distracted nightbound bird flutter into the brazen and fatal lamp.†   (source)
  • The brazen insensitive spirit of the boys he envied but could not imitate: they would howl loudly under punishment, in order to mitigate it, and they were vaingloriously unconcerned ten minutes later.†   (source)
  • It was a savage, brazen tongue calling the town to action, warning mankind against the menace of some peril — secret, dark, unknown, greater than fire or flood could ever be.†   (source)
  • The Stoddard Temple is a brazen denial of our entire past, an insolent 'No' flung in the face of history.†   (source)
  • The task was to plough a certain field, employing bulls of flaming breath and brazen feet, then to sow the field with dragon's teeth and slay the armed men who should immediately spring into being.†   (source)
  • Most of the combatants and their friends had not yet arrived, but one could see from those few who had come how the very people would turn the scene into a bank of flowers, and how the armour would flash, and the scalloped sleeves of the heralds jig in the wind, as they raised their brazen trumpets to their lips to shake the fleecy clouds of winter with joyances and fanfares.†   (source)
  • She has been marriageable these three years and she runs about and today I saw an idle lout on the village street lay his hand on her arm and she answered him only with brazen laughter!†   (source)
  • The bugles called to each other like brazen gamecocks.†   (source)
  • Tell them that—brazen baggages you meet at dancing-classes.†   (source)
  • The spring of the plains is not a reluctant virgin but brazen and soon away.†   (source)
  • Its voice was not the trumpeting of the disreputable goddess we all know—not blatant—not brazen.†   (source)
  • "You brazen imp!" she exclaimed, rushing and scuffling for the comb, which he had under his knees.†   (source)
  • That would surely be too simple, too brazen—what the philosophers call teleology.†   (source)
  • "Yes—brazen young baggage!" said Mrs. Morel, smiling.†   (source)
  • Was that why he had got himself tangled up in this brazen analysis of "vice"?†   (source)
  • With Louie, handsome and brazen, who always seemed to thrust her hip at him, he usually joked.†   (source)
  • "Brazen hussy!" said Mrs. Morel to Paul.†   (source)
  • "Well, you shouldn't be brazen," she replied.†   (source)
  • 'We will put these things behind us,' he said, indicating the brazen engine and the gleaming track.†   (source)
  • [She plants her chair farther forward with brazen energy, and sits down†   (source)
  • A brazen face, and the conscience of a Karamazov!†   (source)
  • Is this brazen individual claiming he'll take us even to that location?†   (source)
  • It was only a very superior style of brazen assurance.†   (source)
  • Why, this brazen young cynic!†   (source)
  • He could not brazen it out.†   (source)
  • Retiring President Vergil Gunch was in the chair, his stiff hair like a hedge, his voice like a brazen gong of festival.†   (source)
  • They had been coached to give these baffling answers, every one of which seemed to brand them, not the brazen mothers of illegitimate offspring, but faithful, unfortunate sealed wives.†   (source)
  • She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.†   (source)
  • The quay-side opinion in the Patna's home-port was that these two in the way of brazen peculation 'had done together pretty well everything you can think of.'†   (source)
  • I had steeled myself to brazen it out, though I was trembling inwardly; but the enormous strength of the man was too much for my fortitude.†   (source)
  • From the theatre opposite came the muffled noise of the audience and sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band.†   (source)
  • Yet despite that, and a brazen, unconcealed admiration, there was not lacking kindliness and sympathy and good nature.†   (source)
  • After luncheon she took Cacilie into her bed-room and began to talk very seriously to her; but to her amazement the girl adopted a brazen attitude; she proposed to go about as she liked; and if she chose to walk with the Chinaman she could not see it was anybody's business but her own.†   (source)
  • A hoarse rumble issued from the cavern of his chest—a roar at the brazen effrontery of this young bull that dared to face him.†   (source)
  • "Of course I want to know you, my dear," cried Mrs. Struthers in a round rolling voice that matched her bold feathers and her brazen wig.†   (source)
  • ** BABES IN THE WOODS Isabelle and Amory were distinctly not innocent, nor were they particularly brazen.†   (source)
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  • Her skin had coarsened, tanned from all the time they were spending in the yard sitting beneath the brazen sun.   (source)
    brazen = brass-colored or unrestrained
  • While Davis chanted a traditional prayer-poem with his own variations, Joe mounted the box that had been placed for the purpose and opened the brazen door of the lamp.   (source)
    brazen = brass
  • At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.   (source)
  • They were all displayed in that chamber of the Castle into which I had been first inducted, and which served, not only as the general sitting-room but as the kitchen too, if I might judge from a saucepan on the hob, and a brazen bijou over the fireplace designed for the suspension of a roasting-jack.   (source)
  • And now, the champion, having escaped from the terrible fury of the dragon, bethinking himself of the brazen shield, and of the breaking up of the enchantment which was upon it, removed the carcass from out of the way before him, and approached valorously over the silver pavement of the castle to where the shield was upon the wall;   (source)
  • Sideways lashed in each of her three basketed tops were two barrels of sperm; above which, in her top-mast cross-trees, you saw slender breakers of the same precious fluid; and nailed to her main truck was a brazen lamp.   (source)
  • "Ali," cried he, striking at the same time on the brazen gong.   (source)
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