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- n. Plural form of boldness.
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Then he warmed to it, and smoothly set out all his shifts, malices, and treacheries, his extreme boldnesses (he was desperate bold); his retreats, shufflings, and counterfeitings (he was also inconceivably a coward); his lack of gear and honour; his despair at their loss; his remedies, and well-coloured contrivances.
An absolute conviction, or rather the enthusiasm, which freed him from even the possibility of doubt, shrouded all these boldnesses.
Despite certain boldnesses which had caused anxiety, the Sorbonne had reason to compliment the great naturalist.
"I would advise against similar boldnesses in the future, however.