Usage examples for audacious

  1. They held it audacious of him to lift his eyes to Dora, and to follow his eyes with his voice, silent fellow though he was generally, in asking her from her father. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. I laughed over its audacious humour. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  3. The night air was rent everywhere by the hoarse, exultant shouts as London- the giant, all- powerful city- fell upon the audacious invader. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  4. The Tsar turned red and looked at the audacious young man, who met the gaze of His Majesty frankly. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  5. Betty always enjoyed introducing Caroline with an audacious flourish, since Caroline always suffered so much in the process. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  6. Idris was always ready for the most audacious deed, but as a man not deprived of reason, he thought that it was necessary to provide for everything and in case of misfortune to leave some gate of salvation open. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  7. I have a request- an audacious request- to make, and you must not refuse me. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  8. It was to a campaign of persuasion, rather than abrupt coercion, that the preacher had sought to guide his convert, and at this announcement of audacious purpose he shook his head, and the hopefulness faded from his pupils. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  9. But Marie fixed upon him a pair of black, audacious eyes. – Sally Dows and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  10. I asked for news of any man of such and such a description- merely negative- who was known to have left the States; an educated man, expert in the use of disguises, audacious in his operations, and a specialist in 'dry' work among banks and strong- rooms." – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  11. In strength of limb he had not met, Since first his black flag he unfurled, Nor in audacious courage, yet, His equal in the wide, wide world. – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
  12. An audacious notion seized me- if there had been a key in the door, I would have turned it and locked myself in along with the rest to escape going. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  13. Behind his stately presence, and lofty manner, and calmly audacious speech, there was a singularly sensitive nature. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  14. " It's because you never were tempted with such pie as that," replied the audacious Mr. Gaylord. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. Her look meanwhile, half absent, half audacious, seemed to wander round the persons near, as though she saw them, without taking any real account of them. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. Then came the most audacious thing I have known in my life. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  17. Audacious is, I fancy, short of salt provisions, not knowing of coming so long a voyage. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  18. Whereupon Shelby, in a quiet way, did an audacious thing. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther