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- n. The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being intrepid; fearless bravery; courage; resoluteness; valor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being intrepid; freedom from alarm; coolness in encountering danger; undaunted courage or boldness.
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- n. resolute courageousness
He had qualities of character that under better constitutional arrangements would have invigorated the functions of the House as an organ of control, but at that time, with the separation that had been introduced between the House and the Administration, his energy was mischievous and his intrepidity was a misfortune to himself and to his party.
State, proved a reckless intrepidity, which is apt to be popular with
The report reveals that, instead of taking action against the guards involved, ArmorGroup North America gave them a mocked-up citation which improperly bore the seal of the US State Department and praised them for their "intrepidity".
Render privateering profita - ble by your statutes; let Government encourage them by suitable bounties — I do not mean such as you give to your soldiers on land, who get paid whether they fight or not, whether success - ful in battle or unsuccessful*«-but when seamen arc thus employed, let them have what they do conquer, who, irom the nature of their engage - ments, get no reward other than that which ehance may afibrd them an opportunity to ac - quire by their valor and intrepidity, which is aearly swallowed by your statutes.
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They had but little wealth; but they had what in a new community is far better, -- frugal and industrious habits, enterprise, firm self-reliance, and the cool intrepidity which is fostered by frequent exposure to danger.
The surprising and illuminating thing to Westerling was the inspired statement to the press from the Gray Foreign Office, adroitly appealing to Gray chauvinism and justifying the "intrepidity" of the Gray commander in response to so-called "pin-pricking" exasperations.
He would have found these Confederates standing calmly in the open field, waiting the command to rush upon Hancock's advancing legions, and filled with more anxiety for Lee's safety than for their own, thus exhibiting that true intrepidity which is begotten only in bravest breasts amid greatest perils.
But it is certain that, in his youth, he was generally believed to possess, not merely that average measure of fortitude which qualifies a soldier to go through a campaign without disgrace, but that high and serene intrepidity which is the virtue of great commanders,  It is equally certain that, in his later years, he repeatedly, at conjunctures such as have often inspired timorous and delicate women with heroic courage, showed a pusillanimous anxiety about his personal safety.
"intrepidity," which I translate for myself to mean the "frivolous levity," of the government in suggesting such matters.
The highest honor awarded in the U.S., it is for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty