fearlessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fearlessness the trait of feeling no fear
    • n fearlessness feeling no fear
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fearlessness The state or character of being fearless; freedom from fear; courage; boldness; intrepidity.
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Quotations

  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Fearless minds climb soonest into crowns.”
  • W. Russell Maltby
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    “Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and that they would get into trouble.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -- in having put forth the best within you”

Usage

In literature:

Land birds appeared; some alighted fearlessly on the rigging and sang.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
He liked pretty things and he liked her fearlessness.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
He looks up brightly as you approach, hops fearlessly down and looks at you with frank, innocent eyes.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
Springing up, he broke into impassioned, fearless reproaches of the Iroquois for their treachery.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
He rushed fearlessly into the other room.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Each from the blow the towering head draws back, Fearless, with arms uplifted to the skies.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
I trod this unwonted path with all the fearlessness of youth.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Perhaps you have read Longfellow's poem which tells the story of the famous "midnight ride" taken by this fearless young man.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
That's what annoys me, to see men posing and letting themselves be written up and speechified over as fearless.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
But even so her regard was utterly fearless.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
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In poetry:

The Master of the Garden said;
"Who, now the Earth seems cold
and dead,
Will by his fearless witnessing
Hold men's hearts for the tardy spring?"
"The Witness" by Fay Inchfawn
On sacred mount, down seven-hilled slopes,
Fearless it faces foe and friend,
Saying to man's immortal hopes,
``Whatso began, perforce must end.''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Then down thy stream, with hope-filled sail,
Float faithful fearless on, loved friend;
'Tis God that has begun the tale
And does not mean to end.
"To E.G., Dedicating a Book" by George MacDonald
Wherever men are staunch and free,
There shall she keep her fearless state,
And homeless, to great nations be
The home of all that makes them great.
"Belgium" by Edith Wharton
Lord, bless thy servant, who hath fed
These lambs of thine, and help him stem
The tide of sin, with fearless tread,
And preach the Gospel unto them.
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation IX" by John Pierpont
Fearless I flew whar danger led,
The horse was gane; the rider seen
Struggling for life in death's deep bed,
Dash'd round in Kirtle's whirling linn!--
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

" Fearless " is the story of Lake Hamilton graduate and US Nav.
Niagara finds frosh to be ' fearless '.
Fearless Felix's record breaking jump is a hot topic.
The Art of Explanation and Fearless at Work.
Young immigrant, newly fearless , ponders future.
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Fearless Forecasters predict the outcome of the college games set for the weekend of Nov 2.
Fearless woman, not girl interrupted.
'Jay DeFeo' review: Fearless art.
' Fearless Felix' Comes Home To Austria.
' Fearless Felix' comes home to Austria.
24-mile, Mach 1 plunge humbles 'Fearless Felix.
The German town of Wittenberg, where Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses, nominated Pussy Riot for their 'Fearless Word' prize.
A Connecticut painter develops a fearless technique.
Terrifying bonds exist between a mother and her sons in this fearlessly performed French-language film with Isabelle Huppert.
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In science:

Fearlessness’ (especially with regard to making mistakes and putting one’s ideas to the theoretical test and criticism; Anastasios Mallios).
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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