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  • adj. Having been made bold.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embolden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made bold or courageous

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Examples

  • It may be that John Paul changed course somewhat after he had surveyed the Catholic world from Peter's throne, and that the credit he got for bringing down the Iron Curtain emboldened him to act magisterially rather than collegially.

    In Search of a Pope

  • The same courage that moved the great poet to write in his own vernacular tongue, instead of in Latin, emboldened the artists to look away from the received standards, and to follow nature.

    Outline of Universal History

  • The "deniers" have been "emboldened" -- as though they're only engaged in a game of gotcha rather than opposed to the completely pointless upheaval of developed economies.

    small dead animals

  • Mentally unstable as they may be, each of the search terms emboldened below have brought web surfers to this very site.

    British Blogs

  • The other assertion, one that is particularly infuriating, is about whether insurgents will be "emboldened" if we take certain actions.

    Sam Black: Evaluating Obama's Afghan Policy

  • Those changes led to calls in Europe for the International Accounting Standards Board to follow suit and "emboldened" opponents of fair-value accounting to push for further concessions, the report said.

    Panel Assails Meddling Into FASB Rules Making

  • If this is humbled, what the hell would 'emboldened' look like?

    Tom Gilroy: Victory! 18 More Months of Death!

  • As "things get darker on the earth and the perversion of man increases," she says, she and other faithful will be "emboldened" to minister to lost souls.

    Millennium Madness

  • Countries such as Iran, Syria and North Korea have been 'emboldened' by failures in the British and US-led War on Terror, a report warns today.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: 'Danger' countries 'emboldened by failures' of Bush & Blair-led war campaigns

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Danger\' countries \'emboldened by failures\ 'of Bush & Blair-led war campaigns'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Countries such as Iran, Syria and North Korea have been "emboldened" by failures in the British and US-led War on Terror, a report warns today.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: 'Danger' countries 'emboldened by failures' of Bush & Blair-led war campaigns

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