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daresaying (plural daresayings)
- (rare) gerund of : an act of venturing to say (as the speaker believes something is likely to be the case); the action of presuming or thinking that something is probable.
- 1865, [Mary Elizabeth Braddon], “‘And I—What I Seem to My Friend, You See!’”, in Sir Jasper’s Tenant […], volume III, London: John Maxwell and Company […], OCLC 2200995, page 117:
- A deal of good your daresaying will do me on Saturday, when old Sloper hauls me over the coals in his private office, [...]
- 1901, E[dith] Nesbit, “Being Beavers; or, The Young Explorers (Arctic or Otherwise)”, in The Wouldbegoods […], London: T[homas] Fisher Unwin, […], OCLC 716475690, page 155:
- Really great explorers would never be discouraged by the daresaying of a farmer, still less by his calling them names he ought not to.