1 She took a lover, the first who offered, a man whom she did not love, out of bravado and with rage in her heart.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
2 He had the reputation of not sticking at anything, and it was known that he had plundered a police post simply out of bravado.
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3 There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
4 On the first day of his life as a strikebreaker Jurgis quit work early, and in a spirit of bravado he challenged three men of his acquaintance to go outside and get a drink.
5 Opposite her stood a brutal, heavy-faced, red-moustached young man, his gaitered legs parted wide, one arm akimbo, the other waving a riding crop, his whole attitude suggestive of triumphant bravado.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
6 The daughter has acquired a gay air of being very much at home in society: the bravado of genteel poverty.
7 Such a paradox they could not understand, and therefore sank into listless indifference, or shiftlessness, or reckless bravado.