1 No one would ever have the temerity to think of Gerald O'Hara as a ridiculous little figure.
2 He stared up disapprovingly over his eye-glasses as Mr. Pontellier entered, wondering who had the temerity to disturb him at that hour of the morning.
3 The boys deserted their sports, and walking fearlessly among their fathers, looked up in curious admiration, as they heard the brief exclamations of wonder they so freely expressed the temerity of their hated foe.
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4 He paused, ready to pounce upon any man who might have the temerity to reply.
5 I looked up again at the crouching white shape, and the full temerity of my voyage came suddenly upon me.
6 One settled on his lip, another on his ear, a third hovered as though intending to lodge in his very eye, and a fourth had the temerity to alight just under his nostrils.
7 His impassive temerity astounds me.
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8 Yet neither of them ever ventured to strike the blow; till at last, their scheme being discovered, they paid the penalty of their combined cowardice and temerity.
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