[ US /təˈmɛɹəti/ ]
[ UK /tɛmˈɛɹɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. fearless daring
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How To Use temerity In A Sentence

  • You do not need a great deal of temerity to suggest that in the circumstances.
  • In fact, Leviev had the temerity to lecture Namibians on what would be good for them under his tutelage.
  • And if you have the temerity to do so your reputation will be shattered and your dignity will be shredded.
  • This led to a split, and the expulsion of the socialist students league, despite the temerity of this organisation.
  • It takes time and temerity to get beneath the surface of them all.
  • Leopard Man" is a plotboiler: an old story written for a quick $25: the Leopard Man, a circus performer, tells a reporter of "King" Wallace, a lion-tamer who is hated by another man, a juggler and sword-swallower named De Ville, toward whose wife Wallace had the temerity to look upon, apparently lustfully. “I, in the course of making my living by turning journalism into literature. . .”
  • Except at the very end of C&A, when a cleaned-up Ford, in semiformal cowboy wear a shout out to my friend Roger Ebert complete with oddly banded cowboy hat, positively beams as he tries to take Daniel Craig's hat off to uncover his rumored forehead and eyebrows and is shot dead by Deadly Dan for his temerity. Michael Jones: Cowboys and Aliens
  • Many at the environmental assessment meetings at least had the temerity to question the spending priorities of our governments.
  • The impertinent guest, who shall remain nameless, even had the temerity to charge it to his host's account - a prominent champagne house.
  • I admired his book and one day had the temerity to write and tell him so. THE BLACK OPAL
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