Yet American fiscal reformers—including the boldest of them, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan—tend to steer clear of the P word.
“I want to talk to you about my girls, my little girls,” she began, as direct and resolute as the boldest first responder.
Mad Men's best scene of the year; Lost's boldest moment; Dexter's family values.
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On Monday night, in perhaps their boldest assault to date, a small contingent attacked the base of the elite Republican Guard.
Pindar was the boldest, the most fervid and the most sublime.
Never in his boldest imaginings had he thought of such a place as he saw now.
Wyverne had held his own before this with the best and boldest of half the capitals in Europe.
The most animated and boldest compositions are sculptured in these reliefs.
The conduct of its merchants is marked by the boldest speculations and the most gigantic projects.
Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cf. Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).
Of flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.