Also, make so bold as. Dare, presume, take the liberty of doing something, as in Let me make bold and ask you to back me as a member, or I will not make so bold as to criticize a respected scholar. This expression was frequently used by Shakespeare but is heard less often today. [Late 1500s]
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How to use make bold in a sentence
He launched Brave New Films in 2006 to make bold documentaries by accepting donations for funding and taking no compensation.
Like Bush in 2000, Obama sees his election as a chance to make bold changes to government.
May her dear shade pardon this belated blossom, which I make bold to lay upon her grave!Dream Tales and Prose Poems | Ivan Turgenev
I make bold to state that no man of all the men who walk the earth with me ever suffer fear of like kind and degree.Before Adam | Jack London
“Yes; and I shall make bold to bring in a shrimp to tea,” said Henderson, seizing hold of Eden.St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar