from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I must make bold to conclude, that you all come here for no manner of purpose but to stare at one another's pretty faces: – though, for the matter of that, half of 'em are plaguy ugly; – and, as to t'other half, – I believe it's none of God's manufactory.
If you do, Madam, I must make bold to tell you, you are out, for I'll see 'em hang'd first.
"Dirty fellow!" exclaimed the Captain, seizing both her wrists, "hark you, Mrs. Frog, you'd best hold your tongue; for I must make bold to tell you, if you don't, that I shall make no ceremony of tripping you out of the window, and there you may lie in the mud till some of your Monseers come to help you out of it."
He who generalises is lost, and yet I make bold to believe that the conclusion of this book is true and reasonable and in accordance with such evidence as could be collected.