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audacious
used in Atlas Shrugged

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bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
  • His smile had an attractive quality, the smile of a man of the world who used it, not to cover his words, but to stress the audacity of expressing a sincere emotion.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (40% in)
  • He had changed the ancient Greek myth to his own purpose and meaning: Phaethon, the young son of Helios, who stole his father's chariot and, in ambitious audacity, attempted to drive the sun across the sky, did not perish, as he perished in the myth; in Halley's opera, Phaethon succeeded.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (17% in)
  • When an economist referred to him once as an audacious gambler, Mulligan said, "The reason why you'll never get rich is because you think that what I do is gambling.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (54% in)
  • And I didn't think that anyone would ever have the audacity to look at her in any other way....
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (97% in)
  • He's a man of unlimited audacity who's playing for the biggest stakes in the world.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (68% in)

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