make bold

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.

    Can This Film Save Afghanistan? | Gail Sheehy | October 10, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Like Bush in 2000, Obama sees his election as a chance to make bold changes to government.

    Republican Road Map | Tucker Carlson | November 10, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • May her dear shade pardon this belated blossom, which I make bold to lay upon her grave!

  • 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
  • To you I will make bold to state so much positively, though it would be foolish, perhaps, to do so to others.

    Phineas Finn | Anthony Trollope
  • I once more must make bold, sir, To trench upon your patience.