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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
  • But, as often happens, a crime committed with extraordinary audacity is more successful than others.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (54% in)
  • For they felt with a certain awe, in spite of their audacity, that he had not come for nothing.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (22% in)
  • He was a resolute boy, "tremendously strong," as was rumored in his class, and soon proved to be the fact; he was agile, strong-willed, and of an audacious and enterprising temper.
    Book 10 — The Boys (2% in)
  • But the boys stared at him, stared at him for a whole minute, and then all the staring eyes turned at once and were fastened upon Kolya, who was still scanning the audacious boy with disdainful composure.
    Book 10 — The Boys (77% in)
  • At the preliminary inquiry, he told me with hysterical tears how the young Ivan Karamazov had horrified him by his spiritual audacity.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (42% in)
  • A man who could conceive such an audacious, savage act, and carry it out, tells facts which are known to no one else in the world, and which, if he held his tongue, no one would ever have guessed!
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (54% in)
  • "Not long ago in Petersburg a young man of eighteen, hardly more than a boy, who carried on a small business as a costermonger, went in broad daylight into a moneychanger's shop with an ax, and with extraordinary, typical audacity killed the master of the shop and carried off fifteen hundred roubles.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (75% in)
  • Let us be bold, gentlemen, let us be audacious even: it's our duty to be so at this moment and not to be afraid of certain words and ideas like the Moscow women in Ostrovsky's play, who are scared at the sound of certain words.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (90% in)

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