contempt of danger

See: prowess
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These passed away, and left me faint; and then as in its turn faintness subsided, I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my thoughts, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation.
"By his fine example," his later citation said, "and utter contempt of danger he kept up the spirits of his men and completed his task under intense fire.