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bravado
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a show of courage — especially intentionally shown to intimidate or earn admiration
  • The emphasis on that phrase may have been simply bravado.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (80% in)
  • From bravado perhaps .... at having wasted so much money....
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (77% in)
  • Kolya, who was almost the youngest of the party and rather looked down upon by the others in consequence, was moved by vanity or by reckless bravado to bet them two roubles that he would lie down between the rails at night when the eleven o'clock train was due, and would lie there without moving while the train rolled over him at full speed.
    Book 10 — The Boys (4% in)

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