The Eden theme is coupled with a celebration of modesty that seems to reflect a wider backlash against modern Indian brashness.
Her brashness, inventiveness, and inexhaustible energy carried her the rest of the way.
"That is a bargain," he said, with a brashness simply disgraceful in a good business man.
She's a woman, fer all her brashness in her callin' herself a man.
Curiosity had gotten him in, brashness and speed had taken him out.
Springing up, he caught her hand and made to kiss her in the brashness of impulse.
1824, of obscure origin, originally American English; perhaps akin to 16c. Scottish brash "attack, assault," or French breche "fragments," especially of ice, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German brehha "breach," from brehhan "to break"), or to German brechen "to vomit."