from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Daring or reckless action.
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- n. Valiant deeds in desperate times.
- n. Brave and adventurous, often reckless actions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. brave and heroic deeds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See daring-do.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brave and heroic feats
While some of the librarians sit behind the desk, others engage in even more derring-do.
But the librarian leadership was fired with derring-do, and they decided to go ahead with their plan to do away with Dewey.
But Mr. Ijaz, who has a reputation for grandstanding about his diplomatic derring-do, has released Blackberry chat transcripts with the ambassador that seem to show Mr. Haqqani was one of the authors of the memorandum at the heart of this scandal.
Ellie Thiry was already being monopolized by a Major Francis Basil Summers, a dashing British army intelligence officer who had been on the stage in London before the war and positively reeked of derring-do.
That fall, in a series of articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Morros told his tales of derring-do to Rep. Francis E.
But in 2000 they fell under the spell of Kamal Derwish, a charismatic, deeply religious, fellow Yemeni-American, who told them stirring tales of derring-do about his role in the early-1990s war between the Bosnian Muslims and Serbs.
All that radical derring-do is offset by the Zen-like calm of her renovated apartment in the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, purchased 18 months ago.
But I imagined myself not getting a tattoo at twenty-eight; time passes; by the age of thirty-five, I would (I imagined) no longer have the youthful derring-do to go ahead and get the tattoo.
Because she is a woman, Logan's derring-do is deemed impetuous, maybe a little madcap.
Concentrating on dramatic and action-filled tales filled with heroic battles, moral dilemmas, and chivalric derring-do, the images in history manuscripts help us to understand the broader conception of history in the Middle Ages, which often encompassed material that we would now consider myth, romance, or even outright invention.