Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or conduct of a daredevil; recklessness; venturesomeness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil.
- n. boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
“They had been so full of energy and humor and dare-deviltry.”
“To match this dare-deviltry, a saloon man in one frontier town, as a sign for his business, with psychological ingenuity painted across the broad front of his building in big black letters this challenge to God, man, and the devil: _The Road to Ruin_.”
“You might go far in that quarter for anything of dare-deviltry so likeable.”
“Dashing young cock sparrows would show off before their particular hen sparrows, and earn a cheap reputation for dare-deviltry by going within so many yards of Edwin's lair and then darting away.”
“A certain dare-deviltry went hand in hand with his work -- a calling in which a careless load dispatcher, a cut wire, or”
“To fool away half an hour in dressing, knowing that it was very likely she might be summoning men to kill him -- to come down confident and unperturbed, possibly to meet his death -- was such a piece of dare-deviltry as won reluctant admiration, in spite of her detestation of him.”
“She saw the smile upon his lips, and it was as wine to sick nerves; for even upon warlike Barsoom where all men are brave, woman reacts quickly to quiet indifference to danger -- to dare-deviltry that is without bombast.”
“She had always heard that cowboys were chivalrous, and brave, and fascinating in their picturesque dare-deviltry, but from the lone specimen which she had met she could not see that they possessed any of those qualities.”
“Sheer dare-deviltry would arouse in them a responsiveness which had remained numb to the call of industry.”
“So saying, he rolled his bright-blue eyes at me and Captain Watson with such utter good-nature and dare-deviltry as I have never seen equalled.”
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