• WordNet 3.6
    • adv daringly in an adventurous manner "daringly, he set out on a camping trip in East Africa"
    • adv daringly in an original manner "daringly he took the first step"
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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.
    • daringly With boldness or audacity; boldly; courageously; fearlessly.
    • daringly Defiantly.
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  • Motto
    “Dare to be wise.”
  • Ovid
    “Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.”
  • Ovid
    “Daring is not safe against daring men.”
  • May Sarton
    “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    “The loving are the daring.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.”


In literature:

I won't pay her, and she may stop my things if she dares.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
She dared not summon help, she dared not call in the Doctor, until her father's return.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
Dare he use his torch to see the way out of here?
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The old lord yielded him a reception which might have flattered the most daring hopes.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
But he dared not go in.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
I hardly dare to think he told you about it.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He did not dare take it with him, because he knew that in five minutes he would be unable to use it.
"The Triflers" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Peggy's life is very precious, I dare say, and so is yours.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Ebenezer, suddenly, felt a wild desire to strike, but he dared not touch her, nor dared he go forward one step.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The day was won for Harold, and with it the kingdom, for after that fatal fray none dared to stand up before him.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

Strange fits of passion have I known:
And I will dare to tell,
But in the lover's ear alone,
What once to me befell.
"Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" by William Wordsworth
Daring death thy soul to rescue,
He in love has come,
Leave the wreck and in Him trusting,
Thou shalt reach thy home!
"I’ll Stand" by Daniel Webster Moody
And so, O Lord, not yet I dare
To clasp thee to my breast;
Though well I know that only there
Is hid the secret rest.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
Swift as horse upon my feet,
Fierce as lion in my heat,
Rending, like a wisp of hay,
All that dared withstand my way,
"Samson" by Frederick George Scott
God of my life, look gently down,
Behold the pains I feel;
But I am dumb before thy throne,
Nor dare dispute thy will.
"Psalm 39 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Oh! who in such a night will dare
To tempt the wilderness?
And who 'mid thunder-peals can hear
Our signal of distress?
"Stanzas Composed During A Thunderstorm" by Lord George Gordon Byron

In news:

Do I dare say that I'm in better shape now than when I was in my 20s and 30s.
Hollywood blondes are loving the daring dip-dyed hair trend, as seen here in blue on the Hart of Dixie star.
All the ingredients mingle well, and have been assembled with more deliberation than the kind of "I dare you".
How dare Romney criticize President Obama about unemployment statistics.
I dare ya Ducouer's eating challenge.
I dare you to find a dog with a worse howl than this.
Call Me Maybe- I Dare You.
I dare call it traitoring.
Win tickets to 'Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream' ice show .
It's no longer easy to see what was thought to be daring about his work, although it is easy to see why he thrived.
And standing in this place for the 50th presidential inauguration, Ronald Reagan spoke of a nation that was hopeful, big hearted, idealistic , daring, decent and fair.
None Dare Call It Idiocy .
However, the one thing we expect to be consistent, and dare I say "perfect" is the work of the umpires.
Dare To Be Alive Foundation, Inc holds support group meetings on the third Thursday of each month at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, at 6 pm The meeting is open to all interested individuals.
The play is Rent for the Simpsons Generation, just edgy enough to make people who hate everything about the Great American Musical believe they're seeing something truly daring and cutting-edge.

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
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