dauntless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dauntless invulnerable to fear or intimidation "audacious explorers","fearless reporters and photographers","intrepid pioneers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a dauntless Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid. "Dauntless he rose, and to the fight returned."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dauntless Incapable of being daunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dauntless not to be daunted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. danter (Fr. dompter)—L. domitāredomāre, to tame.

Usage

In literature:

This sarcasm was received with acclamation; but Meg lifted her brow as dauntless as ever and laughed as loudly.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
With step majestic to the cart advances The dauntless Claude, and springs into his seat.
"The Bon Gaultier Ballads" by William Edmonstoune Aytoun Theodore Martin
He gave me the impression of a man who combined intellect and refinement with the most cool and dauntless courage.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
Balboa faced death as dauntlessly as he had faced life.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Dig pronounced it a rotten concern, and voted for smashing it up; but Herapath, more dauntless, determined on one further effort.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
It seemed utterly unlike the dauntless Tom of old acquaintanceship on land.
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
She then boldly snatched away his book, and dauntlessly abode the storm.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
The road was still almost impassable from the flood; the two dauntless riders picked their way slowly down the trail to the post.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
Your spirit looks out at me, brave and dauntless.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
He kept dauntlessly gazing up at us, as if doubting whether he should venture to approach.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The party, however, pushed dauntlessly on, steadily, but not so fast as Philip would have liked.
"The Log House by the Lake" by William H. G. Kingston
We had both, however, dauntless spirits, and had been accustomed from our childhood to trust to our own resources.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
In a former volume, "Pioneer Spaniards in North America," we have followed the steps of Spain's dauntless leaders in the Western World.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
These peccaries are the fiercest and most dauntless animals in the forests of Brazil.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
A king might well covet these sublime words of the dauntless Planciancois!
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
But beneath that quiet and frail exterior, there dwelt a firm and dauntless spirit.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
It was the way they all did the adventure-story that he tried most dauntlessly to emulate.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
In those grave, dauntless, austere lives the Carnival's jocund revelry was as one golden bead in a pilgrim's rosary of thorn-berries.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
It was with this dauntless spirit we entered on the task before us.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Give me the lion heart which erst throbbed in your dauntless breasts!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
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In poetry:

And then I knew that through his soul
A dauntless purpose ran
As, shaking shame and sin aside,
He rose once more a Man.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
Unbidden then, among the men,
There comes a dauntless third
With speech of fire he tunes his lyre,
And bitter is his word:
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
While one fair son, a gallant boy,
Whose VIRTUE was his shield,
Led on the dauntless sons of war,
Amidst the crimson'd field:
"Sir Raymond of the Castle" by Mary Darby Robinson
You see her as she skips along,
She has not thought of any wrong,
She's firm for right, well tried and strong—
She's dauntless.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Lo! scarce the words have passed his lips
The dauntless prophet say'th,
When every soul about him seeth
A wonder crown his faith!
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
He flung it from him, far ahead,
And never spake he more,
But—"Pass thee first, thou dauntless heart,
As thou wert wont of yore!"
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun

In news:

Armed with a papal letter and the formidable seal of the leader of the Franks, Boniface the scholar dauntlessly declared war on the traditions of the Norse gods in 722.
The dauntless tales of explorer Captain Cook and Founding Father Ben Franklin are makings for an adventurous history lesson in the South Pacific.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – Successful entrepreneurs, aside from being dauntless and obsessive, are almost by definition inventive people.
Aked Lunch, adapted by the dauntless David Cronenberg from William S Burroughs's 1959 landmark novel, represents a remarkable meeting of the minds.
ON FEB 18, 1974, this newspaper published an essay, " Live Not by Lies," by Alexander Solzhenitsyn , who with his writings and dauntless moral courage had shaken Soviet power as no other individual had done.
Trumpets this uplifting tale of a dauntless Worm family .
Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab.
Fleischer's letter encapsulates perfectly his dauntless black-is-white, up-is-down style of prevarication .
On Saturday and Sunday, the unpowered auto competition will be held on Dauntless Drive near Olhava.
A surreal breakdown of geographic space propels a dauntless traveler on, and on, until he's ready to leap into anything.
The Dauntless Class vessel is constructed of all-welded, marine-grade aluminum.
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