dare-devil


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dare

(deə) negative short form daren't verb
1. to be brave enough (to do something). I daren't go; I don't dare (to) go; He wouldn't dare do a thing like that; Don't you dare say such a thing again!
2. to challenge. I dare you to do it.
noun
a challenge. He went into the lion's cage for a dare.
ˈdaring adjective
bold; courageous. He was a daring pilot; a daring attempt to rescue the climber.
noun
boldness. We admired his daring.
ˈdare-devil noun
a bold or reckless person.
adjective
a dare-devil motorcyclist.
I dare say (also I ˌdareˈsay)
I suppose (so). I dare say you're right; `Will you be there?' `Oh, I daresay.
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I can never forget his naive sort of astonishment when remonstrated with for what appeared a most dare-devil performance.
And if at times these things bent the welded iron of his soul, much more did his far-away domestic memories of his young Cape wife and child, tend to bend him still more from the original ruggedness of his nature, and open him still further to those latent influences which, in some honest-hearted men, restrain the gush of dare-devil daring, so often evinced by others in the more perilous vicissitudes of the fishery.
By this time the Indian was far out of reach, and had rejoined his men, and the whole dare-devil band, with the captured horses, scuttled off along the defiles, their red flag flaunting overhead, and the rocks echoing to their whoops and yells, and demoniac laughter.
This dare-devil bravery will be the death of this horse some day.
There thou goest, thou dare-devil of the earth, heart of steel, arm of brass; once more, God guide thee and send thee back safe, sound, and unhurt to the light of this world thou art leaving to bury thyself in the darkness thou art seeking there;" and the cousin offered up almost the same prayers and supplications.
I doubt if Rebecca, whom we have seen piously praying for Consols, would have exchanged her poverty and the dare-devil excitement and chances of her life for Osborne's money and the humdrum gloom which enveloped him.
Nelson, "Young Scratch" they called him, to distinguish him from "Old Scratch," his father, sailed in the sloop Reindeer, partners with one "Clam." Clam was a dare-devil, but Nelson was a reckless maniac.
the heads of these three dare-devil roysterers, but it
He was a sailor, evidently, - a tall, stout, and muscular-looking person, with a certain dare-devil expression of countenance, not altogether unprepossessing.
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