And they began searching for Republican senators who had dared to defy the will of the unions.
Yet, bad as that was, nobody in the Kremlin dared to criticize the Nashi.
If one dared to speak Swahili in his company, a swift reprimand would often be forthcoming.
But, recently, she dared to criticize a comic book cover and drew the wrath of brave comic book fanboys.
For the girl who dared to dream of an education without restrictions, that normalcy may be a thing of the past.
He longed to draw closer to the spot, but he knew that he dared not move.
They were a great deal luckier than they would have dared to hope to be.
She had not dared to love Miss Armitage in this fashion in the beginning.
You dared not divorce your wife and you thought there was no necessity for it.
Lady Charlotte dared him to say they were for her sister-in-law.
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.).