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  • adj. Impudent; open and without shame.


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brazen + faced


  • Hewers of wood and drawers of water, princes and potentates, shy-shrinking maidens and brazen-faced hussies, all saying, "I am going to be married."

    Kempton-Wace Letters

  • This brazen-faced Li Faa would believe herself the source of life and the first ancestor, recognizing no ancestors before her.


  • He believed her to be simply a vulgar, interfering, brazen-faced virago.

    A dollop from Trollope | clusterflock

  • “An actual emanation from Satan, sent to those parts to devour souls” will trump “a vulgar, interfering, brazen-faced virago” every time.

    A dollop from Trollope | clusterflock

  • He was a small man of about fifty, brisk, wrinkled, frail, yellow, brazen-faced, feverish, who had a sort of sickly feebleness about all his limbs and his whole person, and an immense force in his glance.

    Les Miserables

  • She went and came, bearing her head well up, with a bitter smile, and was conscious that she was becoming brazen-faced.

    Les Miserables

  • It is so strongly to the interest of men in office to believe in ready-made capacity, and in brazen-faced merit, that it is downright childish of the learned to expect material rewards.

    The Magic Skin

  • The generation to experience the Messianic transition is to be “brazen-faced as a dog”, is to “thirst for the words of G-d”, and so on.

    Generation “Moshiach” | Jewschool

  • The statement, considered a definitive policy pronouncement, said that North Korea is pulling out of the talks after concluding that the second Bush administration would pursue the "brazen-faced, double-dealing tactics" of dialogue and "regime change."

    The US is in such deep doo-doo...

  • ‘I never knew such a brazen-faced thing before,’ said Miss Kerrigy, a travelling friend of Miss

    Framley Parsonage


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