intrepidity

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intrepid +‎ -ity

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intrepidity (countable and uncountable, plural intrepidities)

  1. The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Volume I, Chapter 6,[1]
      Miss Bingley immediately fixed her eyes on his face, and desired he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections. Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity,
      “Miss Elizabeth Bennet.”
    • 1877, Henry James, The American, New York: Scribner, 1907, Preface, p. xvii,[2]
      [] there are common and covert [dangers], that “look like nothing” and that can be but inwardly and occultly dealt with, which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.

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