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Usage examples for audacity

  1. And see here- he has the audacity to say that he deeply respects the lady Ammiani is going to marry. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Her unconsciousness amounted to a positive audacity. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. What gives him such audacity? – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  4. Even the audacity of the double programme aroused no more notice than the remark that it was an admirable idea. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. But it was simply intolerable in his eyes that she should have any dealings with the fellow- that he should have the audacity to call at her house, to put her under an obligation. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I have had the audacity, you see- to fall in love with you. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. Wethermill's very audacity charmed me. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  8. There's success in them from the very cheek of the idea- I beg your pardon: I ought to say audacity. – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  9. Many pretty girls assert themselves by a kind of calculated or rude audacity, as though to say that gentleness and civility are not for the likes of them. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. " Now let me show you the audacity of the woman. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  11. I hope her audacity will not go too far. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  12. In the morning, as it was known that no precaution had been taken, the audacity of the Reformers was naturally increased. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  13. The members of the criminal tribe worked through luck and sheer audacity. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  14. It is the one thing in life for me; so look out for some great piece of audacity on my part, for speak to her I will, and that, too, before I leave the town." – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  15. At such times my audacity and temerity know no bounds. – Uncle Vanya by Anton Checkov
  16. And, indeed, the great doubt in his mind was echoed in that of every man present: what would be the outcome of Ivan's audacity? – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  17. He would make her pay for her audacity. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  18. You have heard them read; you have also heard that the Council at Calcutta considered them as orders, for resolutions were moved upon them; and Mr. Stables, in evidence before you here, who was one of the Council, so considered them: and yet this man has the frantic audacity in this place to assert that they were not orders, and to declare that he cannot stand the repetition of such abominable falsehoods as are perpetually urged against him. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
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