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  • This intrepid reporter was present three weeks into Dale Thornton's third try at seventh grade, when the young Einstein bet this reporter and several other members of the class that he could keep a wad of chewingtobacco in his mouth from the beginning of fifth period Social Studies until the bell.†   (source)
  • The young girl and the intrepid Jesuit, both quaking with unchristian passion.†   (source)
  • How very intrepid of you, Nick.†   (source)
  • Then he looked at Florentino Ariza, his invincible power, his intrepid love, and he was overwhelmed by the belated suspicion that it is life, more than death, that has no limits.†   (source)
  • Intrepid writer balks at first possible phenom, she thought, turns around, and drives her adorable red car to the nearest Mickey D's for a fat-filled antidote to nerves.†   (source)
  • Khufu, our intrepid baboon, was riding an old magician around the room, choking him with his own wand and steering him into walls as the mage turned blue.†   (source)
  • At the shore, the breeze was cool but not biting, and the beach was peppered with people walking or flying kites; a few intrepid surfers were riding the long, rolling waves to shore.†   (source)
  • Certainly not Holcomb's widowed postmistress, the intrepid Mrs. Myrtle Clare, who scorned her fellow townsmen as "a lily-livered lot, shaking in their boots afraid to shut their eyes," and said of herself, "This old girl, she's sleeping good as ever.†   (source)
  • He had a reputation as the champion of doomed causes, reaction's intrepid foe; and he walked into the drawing rooms of the world as though he expected to find the enemy ambushed there.†   (source)
  • The wing trails like a banner in defeat,
    No more to use the sky for ever but live with
    famine and pain a few days.
    He is strong and pain is worse to the strong
    incapacity is worse.
    No one but death the redeemer will humble that head,
    The intrepid readiness, the terrible eyes.
    Robinson Jeffers, Hurt Hawks
    Human beings say, "It never rains but it pours."†   (source)
  • PRONUNCIATIONGUIDE AND GLOSSARY ON THEORIGIN OFNAMES: To the casual observer, the various names an intrepid traveler will encounter throughout Alagaesia might seem but a random collection of labels with no inherent integrity, culture, or history.†   (source)
  • An intrepid social reformer will not be daunted by the magnitude of the task he has undertaken.†   (source)
  • My citation read: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star medal to Hull Maintenance Technician First Class Howard E. Wasdin, United States Navy, for service set forth in the following citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force during operation UNOSOM II in Mogadishu, Somalia on 3 & 4 October 1993.†   (source)
  • Even the intrepid Adam Brown eyed the thing and muttered "I don't know…." while Jeff dove into the warm water, grabbed the string trailing from the rope, and swam with it to the nearest pylon.†   (source)
  • Traveling in the intrepid spirit of Isabella Bird, and ignoring the sage advice of seasoned adventurers who told her Baltistan was impassable in snow, Murphy crisscrossed the Karakoram in deep winter, on horseback, with her five-year-old daughter.†   (source)
  • The intrepid traveler was laid to rest in a grandiose funeral.†   (source)
  • He was a blustering, intrepid bully who brooded inconsolably over the terrible ineradicable impressions he knew he kept making on people of prominence who were scarcely aware that he was even alive.†   (source)
  • It's an intrepid act-maybe his first since arriving here— that, somehow, seems to liberate him.†   (source)
  • They moved directly inland a mile or more and might have kept going had it not been for the intrepid John Glover and his men.†   (source)
  • He will wear the ring of the Institute, the tangible symbol of his worth and sacrifice, a symbol that is recognized all over the world by the men whobelong to the brotherhood, to the proud intrepid fraternity of Institute men.†   (source)
  • Some intrepid souls take up fencing, with Felicity leading the charge, a fierce gleam in her eye.†   (source)
  • She was one of Intrepid's girls, a piranha with very sharp teeth.†   (source)
  • Our intrepid, clear-sighted reporter, revisiting the scenes of the crimes.†   (source)
  • A wolf was glimpsed on the second day by a light Army aircraft which had joined the hunt, and an intrepid detachment of Mounted Police sallied forth to deal with it.†   (source)
  • We knew he was intrepid, for he had held his own in various gunfights; besides, he looked like a sheriff--the only kind we knew about.†   (source)
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  • As for our intrepid ride, Stanley, he was gone.†   (source)
  • The wretched criminal displayed the same coolness and intrepidity at the awful moment that has marked his conduct ever since his arrest.†   (source)
  • He could emulate the captains of ships, in olden times — the ship going down in a storm, the captain in his cabin, doomed but intrepid, filling in the logbook.†   (source)
  • There was a glimmer of light as both he and Rachel awoke on the HS Intrepid outward bound for Parvati to transfer to the treeship Yggdrasill for the planet Hyperion.†   (source)
  • "The staunch and intrepid, such as were enemies as much as myself to the measure, pushed for me, I suppose that as little evil might come of it, as possible," he wrote almost apologetically.†   (source)
  • But the stubborn descendants of the twenty-one intrepid people who plowed through the mountains in search of the sea to the west avoided the reefs of the melodic mix-up and the dancing went on until dawn.†   (source)
  • We got hitched (so to speak) and followed our intrepid rock-shaping, fashion-conscious guide up the side of Mount You-Gotta-Be-Kidding-Me.†   (source)
  • They had met two years before they were married, when the sports biplane in which he was making rolls over the school where Amaranta Ursula was studying made an intrepid maneuver to avoid the flagpole and the primitive framework of canvas and aluminum foil was caught by the tail on some electric wires.†   (source)
  • …arms had triumphed, with all the world watching, and in the "admirable and beloved" Washington, the country had a hero, as the citizens of Philadelphia and members of Congress read in the Evening Post of March 30: To the wisdom, firmness, intrepidity, and military abilities of our admirable and beloved general, his Excellency George Washington, Esq.; to the assiduity, skill, and bravery of our other worthy generals and officers of the army; and to the hardiness and gallantry of the…†   (source)
  • And the 500 future doctors, 470 men and 30 intrepid women, took turns carrying them home and copying out chapters and sketching diagrams by hand.†   (source)
  • I saw that the plebe system was destroying the ability or the desire of the freshmen to use the word I. I was the one unforgivable obscenity, and the boys intrepid enough to hold fast to this extraordinary blasphemy found themselves excised from the body of the Corps with incredible swiftness.†   (source)
  • Intrepid, daunted and magnitude.†   (source)
  • "His character is not only fair and unblemished," she informed John Quincy, "[but] at age 21 he commanded a regiment, and through the whole war conducted with prudence and bravery and intrepidity, when armed against the foe."†   (source)
  • Isabella Bird, an intrepid species of female explorer who could only have been produced by Victorian England, documented the difficulty of traveling from the plains of the Indian subcontinent into Baltistan, or "Little Tibet" as she referred to it, during her 1876 journey.†   (source)
  • My mother's reading to me each night was a celebration of language and tradition, a world of Mother Goose and lyric poetry, where Bobby Shaftoe goes to sea and intrepid, pre-pubic heroes stand on burning decks.†   (source)
  • He sometimes preached Jehan very long and severe sermons, which the latter intrepidly endured.†   (source)
  • There were signs that it was an exquisite relief to her to hear the impatient exclamation, though she had resolved so intrepidly to let generosity make one bid against herself.†   (source)
  • "I have been a true and faithful wife to you, Sir Pitt," Lady Jane continued, intrepidly; "I have kept my marriage vow as I made it to God and have been obedient and gentle as a wife should.†   (source)
  • Every one knows the fine story of Perseus and Andromeda; how the lovely Andromeda, the daughter of a king, was tied to a rock on the sea-coast, and as Leviathan was in the very act of carrying her off, Perseus, the prince of whalemen, intrepidly advancing, harpooned the monster, and delivered and married the maid.†   (source)
  • These young soldiers were valiant in the presence of our redoubtable infantry; their inexperience extricated them intrepidly from the dilemma; they performed particularly excellent service as skirmishers: the soldier skirmisher, left somewhat to himself, becomes, so to speak, his own general.†   (source)
  • When Quasimodo, who had not ceased to fight for a moment, beheld this rout, he fell on his knees and raised his hands to heaven; then, intoxicated with joy, he ran, he ascended with the swiftness of a bird to that cell, the approaches to which he had so intrepidly defended.†   (source)
  • I didn't have to be clothed in intrepidity all the time or love all creatures.†   (source)
  • So the ladies felt in duty bound to stretch a point, especially in the case of so intrepid a blockader.†   (source)
  • We must have more money to buy medical supplies from England, and we have with us tonight the intrepid captain who has so successfully run the blockade for a year and who will run it again to bring us the drugs we need.†   (source)
  • … ROXANE: On his brow he bears the genius-stamp; He is proud, noble, young, intrepid, fair….†   (source)
  • These white travelers were the Spanish explorers under the command of the intrepid Coronado.†   (source)
  • Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity: "Miss Elizabeth Bennet."†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, his intrepid adversary prepared to close for the thirteenth time.†   (source)
  • The unfortunate youth was intrepid in the attack, and rude in the defence.†   (source)
  • He is not in love, and yet he manages to be intrepid.†   (source)
  • "Upon my word," said he, in his tone of intrepid fatuity, "here is a charming creature!†   (source)
  • The intrepid General Delort made the military salute to the English battery.†   (source)
  • It was particularly zealous and intrepid in the days of June, 1832.†   (source)
  • Intrepid, energetic, irascible, stormy; the most cordial of men, the most formidable of combatants.†   (source)
  • The intrepid and imprudent Fannicot was one of the dead from this grape-shot.†   (source)
  • The Prince of Orange, desperate and intrepid, shouted to the Hollando-Belgians: "Nassau!†   (source)
  • Besides this, M. Leblanc's whole person was expressive of candid and intrepid confidence.†   (source)
  • Uprisings, while proving popular intrepidity, also educated the courage of the bourgeois.†   (source)
  • It was then that Jane, suddenly understanding Lassiter's feat stared and gasped at the riding of this intrepid man.†   (source)
  • Yet, he reflected, a company of intrepid and quick-shooting rangers could have soon cleaned up this Bradford.†   (source)
  • He found it expedient to be cautious all the time, except for the rare moments, when, assured of his own intrepidity, he abandoned himself to petty rages and lusts.†   (source)
  • It spoke in a voice harsh and lugubrious but intrepid, and little by little it dawned upon Archie that this was a development of the Patna case.†   (source)
  • She had thought that of course Tom had deserted long ago, and she wondered at seeing him place himself in her power again in this intrepid way.†   (source)
  • He had seen much service, been in various engagements, always acquitting himself as an officer mindful of the welfare of his men, but never tolerating an infraction of discipline; thoroughly versed in the science of his profession, and intrepid to the verge of temerity, though never injudiciously so.†   (source)
  • What a daring, intrepid girl!†   (source)
  • It amused Newland Archer (who had secretly situated the love-scenes of "Monsieur de Camors" in Mrs. Mingott's bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.†   (source)
  • I speak of him at length, because under this exterior, and in conjunction with an upright and indulgent nature, this man possessed an intrepidity of spirit and a physical courage that could have been called reckless had it not been like a natural function of the body—say good digestion, for instance—completely unconscious of itself.†   (source)
  • Then the intrepid and indefatigable hunters proceeded to skin the slain beasts, regardless of the trampling mass passing so closely by.†   (source)
  • Milly saw only the intrepid Pruitt, but she heard Catlee's second shot and the sodden thud of Follonsbee falling.†   (source)
  • …captive and Miss Snevellicci, and the comic fighting-man and Miss Bravassa; besides which, Mr Lenville had several very tragic scenes in the dark, while on throat-cutting expeditions, which were all baffled by the skill and bravery of the comic fighting-man (who overheard whatever was said all through the piece) and the intrepidity of Miss Snevellicci, who adopted tights, and therein repaired to the prison of her captive lover, with a small basket of refreshments and a dark lantern.†   (source)
  • The rider, in obtaining his steed from the provinces of Central-America, had also obtained that spirit and grace in controlling him, which unite to form the most intrepid and perhaps the most skilful horseman in the world.†   (source)
  • Chingachgook grasped the hand that, in the warmth of feeling, the scout had stretched across the fresh earth, and in an attitude of friendship these two sturdy and intrepid woodsmen bowed their heads together, while scalding tears fell to their feet, watering the grave of Uncas like drops of falling rain.†   (source)
  • The intrepid treasure-seeker walked round it, and, selecting the spot from whence it appeared most susceptible to attack, placed his lever in one of the crevices, and strained every nerve to move the mass.†   (source)
  • This can only be by his preferring truth to his past apprehension of truth, and his alert acceptance of it from whatever quarter; the intrepid conviction that his laws, his relations to society, his Christianity, his world, may at any time be superseded and decease.†   (source)
  • This man, whom you see helpless and feeble, was once a warrior, so brave and fearless, that even the intrepid natives gave him the name of the Fire-eater.†   (source)
  • I told her, too, how people in such voyages were sometimes wrecked and cast on rocks, where they were saved by the intrepidity and humanity of one man.†   (source)
  • Though timid, and shy as the young of the deer on so many occasions, this right-feeling girl was always intrepid in the cause of humanity; the lessons of her mother, and the impulses of her own heart—perhaps we might say the promptings of that unseen and pure spirit that seemed ever to watch over and direct her actions—uniting to keep down the apprehensions of woman, and to impel her to be bold and resolute.†   (source)
  • When I was second officer of the "Intrepid," some thirty years after, I saw the original paper of instructions.†   (source)
  • Success gave him nerve and even actual intrepidity; insomuch, indeed, that after he had conveyed his harvest to his mother in a back alley, he went to the reception himself, and added several of the valuables of that house to his takings.†   (source)
  • No intrepid navigator could plant a flag-staff upon any spot of earth, and take possession of it in the British name, but to that spot of earth, so soon as the discovery was known, the Circumlocution Office sent out a Barnacle and a despatch-box.†   (source)
  • But a quarter of an hour later the man, who had gone on lacing his furmity more and more heavily, though he was either so strong-minded or such an intrepid toper that he still appeared fairly sober, recurred to the old strain, as in a musical fantasy the instrument fetches up the original theme.†   (source)
  • Bazin was stationed in the corridor, and barred his passage with the more intrepidity that, after many years of trial, Bazin found himself near a result of which he had ever been ambitious.†   (source)
  • But even granting that the prize might be great, Newman could not resist a movement of admiration for his companion's intrepidity.†   (source)
  • The infantry men, replying from below, six against two hundred, intrepid and with no shelter save the currant-bushes, took a quarter of an hour to die.†   (source)
  • Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?†   (source)
  • On the profits of his intrepidity, Mrs Sparkler and Mrs Merdle, inhabiting different floors of the genteel little temple of inconvenience to which the smell of the day before yesterday's soup and coach-horses was as constant as Death to man, arrayed themselves to fight it out in the lists of Society, sworn rivals.†   (source)
  • After a severe struggle, in which the finest displays of personal intrepidity were exhibited by all the chiefs, the Pawnees were compelled to retire upon the open bottom, closely pressed by the Siouxes, who failed not to seize each foot of ground ceded by their enemies.†   (source)
  • "My mother goes to the point, with her usual honesty and intrepidity," said the marquis, toying with his watch-guard.†   (source)
  • Oh, dear! do you remember the mysteries we boys used to invent about his room in the old 'Intrepid' days?†   (source)
  • She knew her brother-in-law to be a worthy gentleman, a bold hunter, an intrepid player, enterprising with women, but by no means remarkable for his skill in intrigues.†   (source)
  • But however prolonged and exhausting the chase, the harpooneer is expected to pull his oar meanwhile to the uttermost; indeed, he is expected to set an example of superhuman activity to the rest, not only by incredible rowing, but by repeated loud and intrepid exclamations; and what it is to keep shouting at the top of one's compass, while all the other muscles are strained and half started—what that is none know but those who have tried it.†   (source)
  • He had hovered around the moving family, during the tedious period of their weary march, concealing himself by day, and seeking interviews with his betrothed as opportunities offered, in the manner already described, until fortune and his own intrepidity had united to render him successful, at the very moment when he was beginning to despair, and he now cared neither for distance, nor violence, nor hardships.†   (source)
  • The brilliant Lady Stunnington tried a passage of arms with her, but was routed with great slaughter by the intrepid little Becky.†   (source)
  • She took it, and looked attentively on the count; there was an expression on the face of her intrepid protector which commanded her veneration.†   (source)
  • Most certainly, but for the prompt assistance of your intrepid servant, this dear child and myself must both have perished.†   (source)
  • And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.†   (source)
  • When the scholar beheld himself disarmed, stripped, weak, and naked in those terrible hands, he made no attempt to speak to the deaf man, but began to laugh audaciously in his face, and to sing with his intrepid heedlessness of a child of sixteen, the then popular ditty: "~Elle est bien habillée, La ville de Cambrai; Marafin l'a pillée~….†   (source)
  • CHAPTER LV In Which the Same Subject is Pursued Becky did not rally from the state of stupor and confusion in which the events of the previous night had plunged her intrepid spirit until the bells of the Curzon Street Chapels were ringing for afternoon service, and rising from her bed she began to ply her own bell, in order to summon the French maid who had left her some hours before.†   (source)
  • Forced into familiarity, then, with such prodigies as these; and knowing that after repeated, intrepid assaults, the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout…†   (source)
  • Faria has dreamed this; the Cardinal Spada buried no treasure here; perhaps he never came here, or if he did, Caesar Borgia, the intrepid adventurer, the stealthy and indefatigable plunderer, has followed him, discovered his traces, pursued them as I have done, raised the stone, and descending before me, has left me nothing.†   (source)
  • …ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances,…†   (source)
  • —"Sire," said the Minister of the Interior to Napoleon, "yesterday I saw the most intrepid man in your Empire.†   (source)
  • Many of those intrepid men, who had so tranquilly entered upon the most terrible of adventures, turned aside their heads.†   (source)
  • Two intrepid men, tried in great wars, the Marshal Lobau and General Bugeaud, were in command, Bugeaud under Lobau.†   (source)
  • Javert, with his back to the post, and so surrounded with ropes that he could not make a movement, raised his head with the intrepid serenity of the man who has never lied.†   (source)
  • Marius, with his grave and enthusiastic nature, surrounded with a sort of aureole the man to whom, in his thoughts, he owed his father's life,—that intrepid sergeant who had saved the colonel amid the bullets and the cannon-balls of Waterloo.†   (source)
  • Fancy, he is a charming young man; he is intrepid; it is evident that he is thoughtful; those young artillery-men are very well educated; he has a father, a mother, a family; he is probably in love; he is not more than five and twenty at the most; he might be your brother.†   (source)
  • Since that time, two powerful romancers, one of whom is a profound observer of the human heart, the other an intrepid friend of the people, Balzac and Eugene Sue, having represented their ruffians as talking their natural language, as the author of The Last Day of a Condemned Man did in 1828, the same objections have been raised.†   (source)
  • The two children gazed with timid and stupefied respect on this intrepid and ingenious being, a vagabond like themselves, isolated like themselves, frail like themselves, who had something admirable and all-powerful about him, who seemed supernatural to them, and whose physiognomy was composed of all the grimaces of an old mountebank, mingled with the most ingenuous and charming smiles.†   (source)
  • Yet he was intrepid.†   (source)
  • He said to himself that his day had also come now, that his hour had struck, that following his father, he too was about to show himself brave, intrepid, bold, to run to meet the bullets, to offer his breast to bayonets, to shed his blood, to seek the enemy, to seek death, that he was about to wage war in his turn and descend to the field of battle, and that the field of battle upon which he was to descend was the street, and that the war in which he was about to engage was civil war!†   (source)
  • A few men clustered round a flag marked the post of a regiment; such and such a battalion was commanded only by a captain or a lieutenant; Alten's division, already so roughly handled at La Haie-Sainte, was almost destroyed; the intrepid Belgians of Van Kluze's brigade strewed the rye-fields all along the Nivelles road; hardly anything was left of those Dutch grenadiers, who, intermingled with Spaniards in our ranks in 1811, fought against Wellington; and who, in 1815, rallied to the…†   (source)
  • The acceptance of the death agony in the flower of youth and in the flush of health turns intrepidity into frenzy.†   (source)
  • Everywhere, the mire, which the sewermen came to handle with intrepidity, abounded in precious objects, jewels of gold and silver, precious stones, coins.†   (source)
  • …singing the Marseillaise with conviction, inaccessible to despondency, to lassitude, to the taste for the beautiful and the ideal, to daring generosity, to Utopia, to chimeras, to wrath, to vanity, to fear; possessing all the forms of personal intrepidity; a general at Valmy; a soldier at Jemappes; attacked eight times by regicides and always smiling. brave as a grenadier, courageous as a thinker; uneasy only in the face of the chances of a European shaking up, and unfitted for great…†   (source)
  • Next were the men of Phylake, and those who held Pyrasos, garden of Demeter, Iton, maternal town of grazing flocks, Antron beside the water, and the beds of meadow grass at Pteleos: all these were under Protesilaos' command when that intrepid fighter lived— but black earth held him under now, and grieving at Phylake with lacerated cheeks his bride was left, his house unfinished there.†   (source)
  • Murderous Akhilleus has your willing help— a man who shows no decency, implacable, barbarous in his ways as a wild lion whose power and intrepid heart sway him to raid the flocks of men for meat.†   (source)
  • …round and the seasons came again,
    then mighty Iphiclus loosed the prophet's shackles,
    once he had told him all the gods' decrees.
    And so the will of Zeus was done at last.
    And I saw Leda next, Tyndareus' wife,
    who'd borne the king two sons, intrepid twins,
    Castor, breaker of horses, and the hardy boxer Polydeuces,
    both buried now in the life-giving earth though still alive.
    Even under the earth Zeus grants them that distinction:
    one day alive, the next day dead, each twin by…†   (source)
  • O all and each well-loved by me! my intrepid nations!†   (source)
  • Of sea-captains young or old, and the mates, and of all intrepid sailors, Of the few, very choice, taciturn, whom fate can never surprise nor death dismay.†   (source)
  • But do you reserve especially for yourself and for the soul of man one flag above all the rest, A spiritual woven signal for all nations, emblem of man elate above death, Token of all brave captains and all intrepid sailors and mates, And all that went down doing their duty, Reminiscent of them, twined from all intrepid captains young or old, A pennant universal, subtly waving all time, o'er all brave sailors, All seas, all ships.†   (source)
  • …republic, where the executive magistracy is carefully limited; both in the extent and the duration of its power; and where the legislative power is exercised by an assembly, which is inspired, by a supposed influence over the people, with an intrepid confidence in its own strength; which is sufficiently numerous to feel all the passions which actuate a multitude, yet not so numerous as to be incapable of pursuing the objects of its passions, by means which reason prescribes; it is…†   (source)
  • Sancho beheld all this in astonishment at the intrepidity of his lord, and said to himself, "Clearly this master of mine is as bold and valiant as he says he is."†   (source)
  • However, in my thoughts I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals, who durst venture to mount and walk upon my body, while one of my hands was at liberty, without trembling at the very sight of so prodigious a creature as I must appear to them.†   (source)
  • And, indeed, he did so with much courage and intrepidity, that he cut two of them to pieces in an instant, the savages not having the power to fly for their lives.†   (source)
  • Our heroe received the enemy's attack with the most undaunted intrepidity, and his bosom resounded with the blow.†   (source)
  • Candide having been in the Bulgarian service, performed the military exercise before the general of this little army with so graceful an address, with so intrepid an air, and with such agility and expedition, that he was given the command of a company of foot.†   (source)
  • Intrepid on her swelling dugs they hung; The foster dam loll'd out her fawning tongue: They suck'd secure, while, bending back her head, She lick'd their tender limbs, and form'd them as they fed.†   (source)
  • Who more intrepid than Perion of Gaul?†   (source)
  • Lady Bellaston was of this intrepid character; but let not my country readers conclude from her, that this is the general conduct of women of fashion, or that we mean to represent them as such.†   (source)
  • I was struck with a profound veneration at the sight of Brutus, and could easily discover the most consummate virtue, the greatest intrepidity and firmness of mind, the truest love of his country, and general benevolence for mankind, in every lineament of his countenance.†   (source)
  • From Acmon's hands a rolling stone there came, So large, it half deserv'd a mountain's name: Strong-sinew'd was the youth, and big of bone; His brother Mnestheus could not more have done, Or the great father of th' intrepid son.†   (source)
  • …I sailed into with all my effects from the wreck of the ship on the steep banks of which I very much feared the poor victim would be taken, if he could not swim for his escape: but soon was I out of pain for him, when I perceived he made nothing of it, though at full tide, but with an intrepid courage, spurred on by the sense of danger, he plunged into the flood, swimming over in about thirty strokes, and then landing, ran with the same incredible strength and swiftness as before.†   (source)
  • Some there are, however, of this rank upon whom passion exercises its tyranny, and hurries them far beyond the bounds which decorum prescribes; of these the ladies are as much distinguished by their noble intrepidity, and a certain superior contempt of reputation, from the frail ones of meaner degree, as a virtuous woman of quality is by the elegance and delicacy of her sentiments from the honest wife of a yeoman and shopkeeper.†   (source)
  • God be with thee, intrepid squire!†   (source)
  • I walked with intrepidity five or six times before the very head of the cat, and came within half a yard of her; whereupon she drew herself back, as if she were more afraid of me: I had less apprehension concerning the dogs, whereof three or four came into the room, as it is usual in farmers' houses; one of which was a mastiff, equal in bulk to four elephants, and another a greyhound, somewhat taller than the mastiff, but not so large.†   (source)
  • Over this army, which though little, was of great intrepidity, I was constituted chief general and commander: and knowing Will Atkins, though exceedingly wicked, yet a man of invincible courage, I gave him the power of commanding under me: he had six men with their muskets loaded with six or seven bullets a-piece, and were planted just behind a small thicket of bushes, as an advanced guard, having orders to let the first pass by; and then, when he fired into the middle of them, making…†   (source)
  • No sooner had those who were with Don Quixote seen them than they turned about and withdrew to some distance from the road, for they knew that if they stayed some harm might come to them; but Don Quixote with intrepid heart stood his ground, and Sancho Panza shielded himself with Rocinante's hind-quarters.†   (source)
  • But Don Quixote, supported by his intrepid heart, leaped on Rocinante, and bracing his buckler on his arm, brought his pike to the slope, and said, "Friend Sancho, know that I by Heaven's will have been born in this our iron age to revive revive in it the age of gold, or the golden as it is called; I am he for whom perils, mighty achievements, and valiant deeds are reserved; I am, I say again, he who is to revive the Knights of the Round Table, the Twelve of France and the Nine…†   (source)
  • So saying, he dashed into the midst of the squadron of ewes, and began spearing them with as much spirit and intrepidity as if he were transfixing mortal enemies in earnest.†   (source)
  • …was considering whether it would not be well to do battle on foot, instead of on horseback, and finally resolved to fight on foot, fearing that Rocinante might take fright at the sight of the lions; he therefore sprang off his horse, flung his lance aside, braced his buckler on his arm, and drawing his sword, advanced slowly with marvellous intrepidity and resolute courage, to plant himself in front of the cart, commending himself with all his heart to God and to his lady Dulcinea.†   (source)
  • …one now, issuing from the wood, penetrates yonder mountains, and then treads the barren, lonely shore of the sea—mostly a tempestuous and stormy one—and finding on the beach a little bark without oars, sail, mast, or tackling of any kind, in the intrepidity of his heart flings himself into it and commits himself to the wrathful billows of the deep sea, that one moment lift him up to heaven and the next plunge him into the depths; and opposing his breast to the irresistible gale, finds…†   (source)
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