Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of overdare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unduly or imprudently bold; foolhardy; imprudently rash.

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Examples

  • Viola dressed carefully for dinner in a pale blue silk evening gown, fashionably high-waisted and low at the bosom, but neither overdaring nor dowdily demure.

    No Man's Mistress

  • Toutsignant, his insecure and overdaring young rival; who was bound to cut trade, and let calculation take care of itself, sat on the opposite side of the room, and, bantering with him, the shrewd _habitants_, Bourdon and Desrochers, who were to profit by his theory of an advance in rye.

    The Young Seigneur Or, Nation-Making

  • To repair the kitchen stove on a day when fire was in the ascendancy might cause a conflagration, and to go to law on the day when water is the controlling element is equally foolish, for the tendency of water is to fall, and this may be the fate of the overdaring litigant.

    The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's The Story of the Work in Hwochow

  • My mood was equal to overdaring, and all because of Patsy Dale.

    A Virginia Scout

  • A little of the early mannerism remains: but those overdaring strokes of imaginative diction, those epithets jarringly bold or familiar, which we find in the volumes of 1817 and 1818, have here given place to the secure and lucid touches of masterly art.

    Notes

  • "Of a truth," said he, "I relinquish my overdaring and my pride in craving thy mercy; and unless I have time to commit myself to Heaven for my sins, and to talk with a priest, thy mercy will avail me little."

    The Mabinogion

  • "Of a truth," said he, "I relinquish my overdaring and my pride, and crave thy mercy; and unless I have time to commit myself to Heaven for my sins, and to talk with a priest, thy mercy will avail me little."

    The Age of Fable

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