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The ‘victors’ of the Paris Commune flaunted their brazenness.

Even looking down at her feet steadily didn't dash her brazenness.

"To those who don't understand," he had the brazenness to say.

He had a mirthless sense of enjoyment in his own brazenness.

It was the vulgarity and brazenness of the New York grisette breaking out, or the spangles and sawdust of the circus-rider.

With this sagacity of leadership Gompers has combined a fearlessness that sometimes verges on brazenness.

He left, no doubt, as much amazed at my assurance as I was at the brazenness of his request.

Their celebrated eyes showed doubt for a moment, then a brazenness: Herbert and Henry decided to come in.

There certainly was a daring and brazenness in a young girl carrying on so before a total stranger.

Lois Montgomery Holton's brazenness had been brought to Waterman's attention convincingly at home.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bræsen "of brass," from bræs "brass" (see brass) + -en (2). The figurative sense of "hardened in effrontery" is 1570s (in brazen-face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see brass). To brazen it out "face impudently" is from 1550s.

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