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Definition unrestrained by convention or propriety
  • Elsewhere I have more stamina for these things, these acts of self-exposure; I could brazen them out.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Their manner as they enter hardens into a brazen defensive truculence.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • The children of Hermes and Mercury laughed and told stories and brazenly stole things from just about everyone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Brazen it out, she told herself.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Why batter ye With brazen bars, seeking the dead and me Who slew them ?
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • God commanded Moses to set up the Brazen Serpent; hee did not make it to himselfe; it was not therefore against the Commandement.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Wendy screamed aloud, the sound of her cry insignificant against the blare issuing from those brazen lungs.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I had never been struck at so keenly, for my thanklessness to Joe, as through the brazen impostor Pumblechook.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • While Beans and Mutto waited, sitting brazenly across the street on Dorothy's front steps, he led Henry into his house.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • It is a brazen and brilliant tactic.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Trumpets sounded from among them, tiny and brazen, soon swallowed by the roar of a thousand shouts.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • He knew them all and they were all alike-brazen, selfish, unbridled.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • It was not possible to learn anything by looking at him, even though K. was scrutinizing him quite brazenly.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Then she began to look boldly at people — she stared, even — finding that this brazenness made them look away.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Why doesn't the world just open its jaws like a whale and swallow this brazenness in one gulp? is the question I'd pose to Father these days.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • But he simply held his ground there in the doorway, brazening it out as the train darted on.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Miss Fontaine and Miss Wyman found themselves upstaged by a most brazen amateur.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • How could Pedro dare to be so brazen!
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • [3] [1] The brazen bull of Phalaris, tyrant of Agrigentum, made to hold criminals to be burned within it.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Carroll later said that "amazed" him: How brazen was this man, who didn't run at the sight of the police?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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