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Not a bit of it," returned Wemmick, growing bolder and bolder.
That brave captain that you speak of is my eldest brother, who, being of a bolder and loftier mind than my other brother or myself, chose the honourable and worthy calling of arms, which was one of the three careers our father proposed to us, as your comrade mentioned in that fable you thought he was telling you.
Then as time went on, and I had got somewhat bolder, I asked him of some of the strange things of the preceding night, as for instance, why the coachman went to the places where he had seen the blue flames.
Fogg, bolder than his servant, did not hesitate to approach the pilot, and tranquilly ask him if he knew when a steamer would leave Hong Kong for Yokohama.
It was long before I grew bolder, and dared to move freely.
You will find a number of great people sitting at table, but do not be afraid; go straight in, for the bolder a man is the more likely he is to carry his point, even though he is a stranger.
Even on the night of the prince's return, some citizens, bolder than the rest, such as the sheriffs, captains and the quartermaster, went from house to house among their friends, saying:
The afflicted now grew bolder in their accusations.
He determined, therefore, to strike out into some of the bolder parts of his scheme.
Maria blushed in spite of herself as she answered, "I take the part which Lady Ravenshaw was to have done, and" (with a bolder eye) "Miss Crawford is to be Amelia.
There is none better or bolder among my people to clear a block of the river when the logs stick fast.
He was quick and quicker to learn - Bold and bolder to dare: He danced the dread Kloo-Kwallie Dance To tickle Itswoot the Bear!