• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dareful Full of daring or of defiance; adventurous.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Peter dared not lift his head." "Peter dared not lift his head."
"Who dares kill Marius?" "Who dares kill Marius?"
Who are you who dare to knock at my door Who are you who dare to knock at my door

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.
    • dareful Full of defiance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Delaware it is illegal to get married on a dare.
    • adjs Dareful (Shak.) full of daring, adventurous
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  • Horace
    “He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.”
  • John Salley
    John Salley
    “Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.”
  • Anita Roddick
    Anita Roddick
    “If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. durran, pres. dearr; Goth. daursan; akin to Gr. tharsein.


In literature:

No man on foot will dare to check the onward rush of a goaded bull!
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
She dare not in that best room.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Thus always, none would ever dare degrade thee.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
The storming, the cruel terror of winter which they dared not face would surely be too much for any white man.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He dared not look at her while he spoke, lest seeing her should unnerve him altogether.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
With Mr Startup the veracious chronicler does not dare to assert that Mr Frigidy was at peace.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
The Master said, Yu loves daring more than I do, but he is at a loss how to take things.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
I dare not; no, no, I dare not!
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
I dare say something would have taken off from the pleasure if I had.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
He dared not ask his uncle for leave to go into the choir-room, and he had no drum in the house.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
He could watch forever, but it is a daring pastime.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Now what have you dared to do?
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
From my childhood I was big, strong, and daring.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Don't you dare touch 'im, don't you dare!
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
She did her little best according to orders, for she dared not offend Dick's father.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Sophy, who dared not laugh in reply, to make the young heroine more angry, hastened to apologize.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
They were like two dead people who dare not recognize, dare not see each other.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Imogene Dare was in her thoughts, so she addressed Imogene Dare.
"Hand and Ring" by Anna Katharine Green
They would not dare to attack me, taking me for a priest.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
It was rough, daring, incisive, with a touch of soul to it.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser

In poetry:

His task is all gone thorough,
And fruit thereof is none:
And who dare say to-morrow
What shall be done?
"Wasted Love" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I knew it was my little love,
But dared not rise;
My mother held me with her prayers,
And tear-wet eyes.
"Haunted" by Anna Johnston MacManus
My soul has wronged no being
Of just and honest part;
But on this sole reliance
It would not dare depart.
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
"What is he now, this man,
Shut in a pallor there,
His spirit that could dare,
What--what now is its span?
"The Question" by Cale Young Rice
Manuel, I do not shed a tear,
Our parting to delay!
I dare not listen to my fear!
I dare not bid thee stay!
"Vignette - VIII" by Matilda Betham
Dreadfully staring
Thro' muddy impurity,
As when with the daring
Last look of despairing
Fix'd on futurity.
"The Bridge of Sighs" by Thomas Hood

In news:

Reports hit the Internet yesterday, claiming that Vybz, born Adijah Palmer, had made a daring escape from the New Verizon Adult Remand Centre.
Because it also just got a lot less daring and outrageous and wild and wonderful.
Featuring BOLD Sweet Heat Snack Bites, Snack Sticks and Beef & Cheese Packs, this innovative new product line grabs youth appeal and adds a daring flavor profile to the current Old Wisconsin selection.
Norway's most expensive screen production to date is a visually striking re-creation of Thor Heyerdahl's daring trip across the Pacific on a primitive raft.
A former Colorado lawman once hailed as a hero for a daring rescue of two of his deputies and known for his crusade against youth drug use had his bond reduced Monday on drug charges from $500,000 to $50,000.
Dare not speak our name.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974): With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.
Check it out after the jump if you dare.
One of Lee's greatest lieutenants is slowly winning his reputation back after losing it for daring to criticize his boss.
Dare Foods names Luik president.
And he'll probably win some big award for his role in The Fighter, but don't dare tell him that.
Madonna (in Dolce & Gabbana) dazzled at Thursday's launch of her first fragrance, Truth or Dare, at Macy's Herald Square in NYC.
Though Liv Tyler co-stars in the G-Star Raw ad campaign with chess champion Magnus Carlsen, she wouldn't dare play with him.
Unofficial results from the Dare County Board of Elections say the measure was defeated by 154 votes.
Daughter says her father "basically dared me" to post the video.

In science:

In the connection of the last assertion we dare formulate the following, interest by our opinion, hypothesis.
Support of Borelian Measures in Separable Banach Spaces
We dare to call the RPP a property for the following reasons: The RPP was rigorously proved to hold in the Wegner L-orbital model [SS3].
The random phase property and the Lyapunov spectrum for disordered multi-channel systems
In that case it is curious that he does not draw attention to the fact that he is introducing a daring new ingredient into his model, especially in view of the fact that the new postulate contradicts the earlier made (and used) postulates.
Simple refutation of Joy Christian's simple refutation of Bell's simple theorem
The community is trying hard to bridge that gap, although not with much success I dare say.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
Attenzione: una volta annullata, una risposta non `e pi`u modificabile. A questo punto `e possibile dare una nuova risposta secondo le istruzioni al punto 3). `E vietato l’utilizzo del bianchetto su questo modulo pena l’annullamento del compito.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
This is an example of the daring nature of this popular exposition.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
Recent research on the (quantum) physical aspects of information processing should result in a sort of total quantum paradigm and we dare to say that quantum game approach became sooner or later a dominant one.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
However the requirement to keep the clusters separated so that intercluster qq and q ¯q interactions small—and to dare neglect Fermi statistics requirements of quarks in separate clusters—seems dangerous.
Pentaquarks: Theory overview, and some more about quark models
We now believe that this relevance is even much wider (“universal”, if we dare) in the following sense: some of the lessons learnt from Bouchaud’s picture in the REM should be relevant for very wide classes of mean-field spin-glasses in appropriate time scales.
Dynamics of trap models
Present sensitivities are however in the range of few eV[13,14] while the proposed large scale extensions (MARE ) should dare to reach the 0.1 eV region in the forthcoming decade.
Probing Neutrino low energy and mass scales
Balazs et al. (2006) prefer internal extinction in the host galaxies, and we dare not ask how they make their dust.
Astrophysics in 2006
Who dares, wins - the function and evolution of predator inspection behavior in shoaling fish.
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
We dare to state the following conjecture which would contain conjectures 6.4 and 6.5.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
A daring step towards answering this question was taken by McLerran and Venugopalan.
The Status of Parton Saturation and the CGC
It has been shown that the role of self energy is paramount in providing a scenario, that in spite of some daring speculations, seems to be consistent.
Speakable and unspeakable in cosmology: dark matter vs. gravitational self energies. Hubble's constant, the cosmological term and all that