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  • noun Reckless mischief; the acts of a daredevil.


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  • He has managed to reconcile his daredeviltry with his entrepreneurial undertaking.

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  • She had no fear of the great outdoors, for she had lived close to the mountains from childhood and much of her old physical resiliency and youthful daredeviltry remained.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • I could see the face of him, that old daredeviltry vanish away and on his countenance a childlike look of repentance.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • A certain daredeviltry went hand in hand with his work -- a calling in which a careless load dispatcher, a cut wire, or a faulty strap may mean instant death.

    One Basket

  • No one could have foreseen such daredeviltry as this.


  • One day, it was Mr. Dunceby and Mr. Ditton who, coming from a fishing-trip -- Mr. Ditton's flask quite empty -- saw a ride which they averred was the wildest piece of daredeviltry ever known, or would have been but for the black tragedy at its end.

    The Mad Lady

  • He possessed a cold eye and a firm chin; he was a complex mixture of daredeviltry and meekness.

    Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories

  • Luck had always been the leader, had always been ready for any daredeviltry that came to his mind.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

  • He rode in front of them and sang like an angel -- did it out of daredeviltry to mock the people of the town that hadn't nerve enough to shoot him.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West


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