emboldened

[ em-bohl-duh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF emboldened
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It is only that conviction which has emboldened me to state my views publicly.

He paused, and a very slight nod from Kate emboldened him to proceed.

Emboldened by necessity, Hugh left his card, with the words on it: "Come to me; I need you."

Emboldened by the sight of the sheriff, Mr. Doolittle again had recourse to his lungs.

The winter had been a hard one, game was scarce and the animal was emboldened by hunger.

The crowd, emboldened, made a rush: surged against his legs.

Then I played every art of the lover, emboldened the more since I knew she had no tie of engagement.

She let him do it; emboldened, he kept her hand, when the jewel was in place, and pressed it gently.

"I know," laughed his hostess, and her air was so kind and confidential that Coxon was emboldened.

These defences so emboldened the barbarians that they began to repel the enemy vigorously.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from en- (1) + bold + -en (1). Related: Emboldened.

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