dauntlessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dauntlessness resolute courageousness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dauntlessness Fearlessness; intrepidity.
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Usage

In literature:

To him the manhood of the Southern soldier was unconquerable, his courage dauntless forever.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
He was, as Vasari insinuates, small, puny, and ugly, but full of dauntless and daring energy as well as genius.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7" by Various
The whole universe throbbed with youth and its dauntless supremacy.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
Watch slippery Judy, the dauntless detective of Madison Hall.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
She had never seen his dauntless belief in life shaken.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
It strikes me she was dauntless!
"The Fruit of the Tree" by Edith Wharton
So faithful in love and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
But Peggy's soul was dauntless to recklessness.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
In the attempt she can exhaust to its depths the capacity which is in men for dauntless sacrifice.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
I had been dauntless then, but now, although toughened and weathered, discouragement and despair possessed me.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
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In poetry:

The furious parent of the dead,
Marking him near his blood-stain'd young,
Aim'd at his breast with hostile head,
As near the dauntless boy he sprung.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
Yet, in the warrior's dauntless breast
Fond Hope with mellowing pencil drew;
Pourtray'd the scene when laurel'd rest,
In peace, enjoys the fav'rite few!
"On The Death Of Lieut. Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby. Killed At The Battle Of Alexandria, In Egypt, Marc" by Hector MacNeill
I HEARD a story of a sailing man.
He was a surly sort of mariner,
He used to swear at all the seven seas,
And rode them dauntless up and down the earth.
"The Christian" by John Crowe Ransom
And "Come, thou poor mistaken knight,"
Cried Love, unarmed, yet dauntless there,
"Come on, God pity thee! — I fight
Sans sword, sans shield; yet, Hate, beware!"
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier
Help came but slowly; surely no man yet
Put lever to the heavy world with less:
What need of help? He knew how types were set,
He had a dauntless spirit, and a press.
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
Gentlest unto the weak, and in the fray,
So dauntless, none--no fear of man had he;
He wrought dismay in Error's blackened ranks
So nobly did he battle for the right.
"Gloria The True" by Marietta Holley

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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