from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contraction of audacity.
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I was thinking of using a different word to describe your motive, also ending in “-dacity” but starting with “m,” but decided instead to retain a distinguishing public politesse.
As in men is noted au [-] dacity/women be comonly tymerouse.
By Lionel A. Varnadoe, Jr. The A.dacity of Help by John F. Wasik is somewhat early; that is, not futuristic, but endeavors to measure or interpret a period of time which has not yet unfolded.
JJgarius had the au - dacity to make war on Caesar.
Mr. High Bailiff, the au - dacity of that fellow oppofite to me would almoft juftify my chaftifing him in this facred place; but I will content myfelf with rolling his heavy head in the neigh-i bouring kennel.
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