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  • "You may indeed, sir, and may the good Lord preserve you from a like harm, which hit make my blood boil to think of my pore Mark's hescape, him being what you might call owdacious to that degree.

    The Copper Princess A Story of Lake Superior Mines

  • ‘Say it again, you wile, owdacious fellow!’ said Mr. Bumble.

    Oliver Twist

  • "You owdacious young monkey!" he cried, slewing his head round on his shoulders, even as the old _Victory's_ hull slewed with the tide, so that he could look me full in the face.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • With that she let loose the most owdacious white bantam and scattered some corn on the floor; then she sat down and laughed like an imp when the foolish thing hopped up to her and flopped onter her lap.

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • "Now then, owdacious," she began, somewhat slurring of speech.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • But none so owdacious ugly -- if you'll allow the expression.

    The Invisible Man

  • 'I'll have a warrant out foh you dis day, Geddes, you owdacious villyum!'

    A Woman Named Smith

  • "Well! the owdacious!" exclaimed Mrs Bowldler in a kind of hysterical titter, snatching at her bodice somewhere over the region of her heart.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • 'You owdacious boy!' says I. 'Didn't you promise your ma you'd leave off them tricks?'

    In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

  • But none so owdacious ugly—if you’ll allow the expression.

    Mr. Thomas Marvel

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