Beautiful, daring and smart, Sophie managed to elude arrest on many occasions.
Fashion is in a constant state of daring rescues and private bailouts.
He traces the activities primarily of liberal, secular, and daring bloggers in the run-up to, during, and after the revolutions.
From daring to be different to erogenous zones to what to do with your hands—not groping!
For a broadcast show this visually audacious and daring to be shut out completely—not even a cinematography nomination!
Edmee, proud and daring, seemed to me more desirable than ever.
At length the most daring of the "patriots" emitted a tentative hiss.
Such misadventure occurred to Mr. Lawrence Trevenna—not less cautious than daring, as he had previously proved himself to be.
But it is not altogether courage and daring that endear him to our hearts.
Or a doctor, fighting madly against the decree of the Omnipotent, daring to try to stem the flowing tide of death.
from first and third person singular of Old English durran "to brave danger, dare; venture, presume," from Proto-Germanic *ders- (cf. Old Norse dearr, Old High German giturran, Gothic gadaursan), from PIE *dhers- "to dare, be courageous" (cf. Sanskrit dadharsha "to be bold;" Old Persian darš- "to dare;" Greek thrasys "bold;" Old Church Slavonic druzate "to be bold, dare;" Lithuanian dristi "to dare," drasus "courageous").
An Old English irregular preterite-present verb: darr, dearst, dear were first, second and third person singular present indicative; mostly regularized 16c., though past tense dorste survived as durst, but is now dying, persisting mainly in northern English dialect. Meaning "to challenge or defy (someone)" is first recorded 1570s.
1590s, from dare (v.).