emboldened


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em·bold·en

 (ĕm-bōl′dən)
tr.v. em·bold·ened, em·bold·en·ing, em·bold·ens
To foster boldness or courage in. See Synonyms at encourage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.emboldened - made bold or courageous
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
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asked Jo, unconscious of her little slip of the tongue, and emboldened by her success.
At length, emboldened by the long and patient watchfulness of his enemies, the Huron attempted a better and more fatal aim.
No, sir; not yet, said Stubb, emboldened, I will not tamely be called a dog, sir.
Emboldened by the absence of any public scandal in connection with Noel Vanstone's marriage, or with the event of his death as announced in the newspaper obituary, the captain, roaming the eastern circuit, had ventured back to Aldborough a fortnight since, to establish an agency there for the sale of his wonderful Pill.
I expressed my pleasure in the contemplation of it, and little Em'ly was emboldened to say, shyly,
To such a thing," said Wickens's boy stubbornly, emboldened by witnessing the effrontery of one apparently of his own class.
The effect produced by my news convinced me that his affection for his young collaborator was cordial enough, and this emboldened me to make reply as I did.
He was now more sure than ever of his ground, and so emboldened to proceed in his task.
I was greatly refreshed by this, and emboldened by the fact that no enquiring tentacle followed the noise of my pumping.
Planchet, emboldened by the first exploit, sprang upon Lubin; and being strong and vigorous, he soon got him on the broad of his back, and placed his knee upon his breast.
Then," said the count, "I am emboldened to speak openly to you.
This done, emboldened by what they considered cowardice on the part of the white men, they neglected their usual mode of bush-fighting, and advanced openly within twenty paces of the willows.