dare not

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We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
But I dare not speak till I am sure that my love is returned.
Everywhere in the world the devotees of each local faith abhor the devotees of every other, and abstain from murder only so long as they dare not commit it.
O Thou to whom I dare not lift mine eyes, wilt Thou yet pardon me?
Then she dressed herself up as a peasant's wife, and travelled over the hills to the dwarfs' cottage, and knocked at the door; but Snowdrop put her head out of the window and said, 'I dare not let anyone in, for the dwarfs have told me not.
But the traveller, travelling through it, May not - dare not openly view it; Never its mysteries are exposed To the weak human eye unclosed; So wills its King, who hath forbid The uplifting of the fringed lid; And thus the sad Soul that here passes Beholds it but through darkened glasses.
But I shall baffle this fiend or monster, for I shall tie my hands to the wheel when my strength begins to fail, and along with them I shall tie that which He, It, dare not touch.
When men like us, it is for our better qualities, and however tender their liking, we dare not be unworthy of it, or they will quietly let us go.
But this is too much happiness,' said I, embracing her again; 'I have not deserved it, Helen - I dare not believe in such felicity: and the longer I have to wait, the greater will be my dread that something will intervene to snatch you from me - and think, a thousand things may happen in a year
I should like to very much; but no, no, no, it is quite impossible; I dare not.
I dare not set foot on the staircase here, for if I do so I am stared at, and pointed at, and spoken about in the most horrible manner.
Such are your commands, sir," cries Sophia, "and I dare not be guilty of disobedience.