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"I don't see it," John boldly asserted, though there was doubt in his mind.

"I am Barbara, and I am going into the forest," said she, boldly.

He put his belt with the pistols in it around his neck and stepped in boldly.

He boldly avowed his love for Elizabeth, and declared his intention of marrying her.

I say "envy" boldly, because I am accustomed to acknowledge everything to myself.

"I don't think it's so much like me as the photograph," said I boldly.

Silvere was in despair; he thought of boldly going to the Rebufats to ask for Miette.

In the first place, I say boldly that nothing can be worse than the present mode of study.

Boldly he declared that Massasoit was a traitor, and ought to be deposed.

In making speeches he does not speak as boldly, as directly as in days of yore.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cf. Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).

Of flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.

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