Where so many paintings seem like elaborate intellectual games or puzzles that dare you to unlock them, his work was direct.
While she's meant to be acting for the sake of the neighbors, her words are actually truer than she dare admit in that moment.
In fact, one of the first ladies most notorious for doing so was—dare I even say it—Mary Todd Lincoln.
How dare we wax holy about "their" culture of violence while pretending to be oblivious of our own?
You can't make government policy’… Then I got a cable from the Prime Minister, saying, ‘How dare you?'
It is such as I will describe; for I must dare to speak the truth, when truth is my theme.
"He will like it, I dare say, if you learn anything in any way," said Sara.
I dare not turn around my head, for fear of being recognized.
I dare say something would have taken off from the pleasure if I had.
I dare say Jervis has had a letter from him by now asking to have me removed.
from first and third person singular of Old English durran "to brave danger, dare; venture, presume," from Proto-Germanic *ders- (cf. Old Norse dearr, Old High German giturran, Gothic gadaursan), from PIE *dhers- "to dare, be courageous" (cf. Sanskrit dadharsha "to be bold;" Old Persian darš- "to dare;" Greek thrasys "bold;" Old Church Slavonic druzate "to be bold, dare;" Lithuanian dristi "to dare," drasus "courageous").
An Old English irregular preterite-present verb: darr, dearst, dear were first, second and third person singular present indicative; mostly regularized 16c., though past tense dorste survived as durst, but is now dying, persisting mainly in northern English dialect. Meaning "to challenge or defy (someone)" is first recorded 1570s.
1590s, from dare (v.).