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bold (the ordinary senses are well represented in S.)
1. “be” or “make (so) bold,” to venture so far as to, presume to Wiv. II. ii. 164, IV. v. 13 “I'll be so bold as stay,” H8 III. ii. 319, Ven. 124; “be” or “make bold with” (or “upon”), to take liberties with, make free with Wiv. II. ii. 267, Ado III. ii. 8, Rom. III. i. 83, Cæs. II. i. 86 “we are too bold upon your rest.”
2. confident (“of”), trusting (“in”) LLL. II. i. 28 “ of your worthiness,” All'sW. V. i. 5, Oth. II. i. 51 “my hopes . . . Stand in cure,” Cym. II. iv. 2 “I am her honour Will remain hers” ; so “make bold” Cym. V. v. 89.
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