Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask, “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?”
Nor is it where the gunman then viciously pistol whips his victim repeatedly for having the temerity not to die.
Should the caller have the temerity to ask where they were, the phone call would be quietly ended.
Because she had the temerity to show up at the Oscars—virtually speaking, that is.
And it certainly does not reward anyone who has had the temerity to serve the other party in any way.
He maturely weighed his plans; the skill and caution of the execution could alone justify the temerity of the resolve.
But there are things which no strength of mind, no temerity can resist.
Providence blinded our adversaries; to their temerity we owe our success.
Every advance which he had the temerity to make was by me rejected with indignation.
Sally was glad of that, for she was blushing—at her own temerity, she told herself.
early 15c., from Middle French témérité (15c.), from Latin temeritatem (nominative temeritas) "blind chance, accident, rashness," from temere "by chance, blindly, casually, rashly," related to tenebrae "darkness," from PIE root *temes- "dark" (cf. Sanskrit tamas- "darkness," tamsrah "dark;" Avestan temah "darkness;" Lithuanian tamsa "darkness," tamsus "dark;" Old Church Slavonic tima "darkness;" Old High German dinstar "dark;" Old Irish temel "darkness").