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Dared

Dare \Dare\ (d[^a]r), v. i. [imp. Durst (d[^u]rst) or Dared (d[^a]rd); p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] [OE. I dar, dear, I dare, imp. dorste, durste, AS. ic dear I dare, imp. dorste. inf. durran; akin to OS. gidar, gidorsta, gidurran, OHG. tar, torsta, turran, Goth. gadar, gada['u]rsta, Gr. tharsei^n, tharrei^n, to be bold, tharsy`s bold, Skr. Dhrsh to be bold. [root]70.] To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.

I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
--Shak.

Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not.
--Macaulay.

Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion.
--Thackeray.

The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why.
--Jowett (Thu?yd.).

Note: The present tense, I dare, is really an old past tense, so that the third person is he dare, but the form he dares is now often used, and will probably displace the obsolescent he dare, through grammatically as incorrect as he shalls or he cans.
--Skeat.

The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead).
--P. Plowman.

You know one dare not discover you.
--Dryden.

The fellow dares not deceive me.
--Shak.

Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep.
--Beau. & Fl.

Note: Formerly durst was also used as the present. Sometimes the old form dare is found for durst or dared.

Dared

Dare \Dare\ (d[^a]r), v. i. [imp. Durst (d[^u]rst) or Dared (d[^a]rd); p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] [OE. I dar, dear, I dare, imp. dorste, durste, AS. ic dear I dare, imp. dorste. inf. durran; akin to OS. gidar, gidorsta, gidurran, OHG. tar, torsta, turran, Goth. gadar, gada['u]rsta, Gr. tharsei^n, tharrei^n, to be bold, tharsy`s bold, Skr. Dhrsh to be bold. [root]70.] To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.

I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
--Shak.

Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not.
--Macaulay.

Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion.
--Thackeray.

The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why.
--Jowett (Thu?yd.).

Note: The present tense, I dare, is really an old past tense, so that the third person is he dare, but the form he dares is now often used, and will probably displace the obsolescent he dare, through grammatically as incorrect as he shalls or he cans.
--Skeat.

The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead).
--P. Plowman.

You know one dare not discover you.
--Dryden.

The fellow dares not deceive me.
--Shak.

Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep.
--Beau. & Fl.

Note: Formerly durst was also used as the present. Sometimes the old form dare is found for durst or dared.

Dared

Dare \Dare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.]

  1. To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.

    What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything?
    --Bagehot.

    To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes.
    --The Century.

  2. To challenge; to provoke; to defy.

    Time, I dare thee to discover Such a youth and such a lover.
    --Dryden.

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dared

vb. (en-past of: dare)

Usage examples of "dared".

My private opinion was yes, he would have dared, particularly if he could be the hero of the occasion.

Or was it simply that no one had ever dared tell him how his uncle was linked with the Doonan snakes?

Weddeerogh jumped, letting out a squeal of surprise, then hunkering down, getting as close as it dared to the twitching and bulging package.

It was coiled in a huge knot at the corner of the sty, ready to spring on whatever puny creature dared to attack.

How in the name of little printed circuits had Mother dared to have twins?

Sensing his receptivity, she dared ask him why he had been chased by his own people.

Sass, mind racing, dared to use the combination her father had once shown her, and opened her parents' sealed closet.

Sass hadn't seen Caris all day, but she hadn't dared look around much, either.

She dared not put herself in trance, yet there was nothing to do to ease her tension.

More than one tradition had gone into the concept of Discipline, and the Venerable Master had a Socratic ability to pursue a lame thought to its lair and finish it off She dared to look at him.

He would have preferred to set off the alarm himself, but he dared not risk it.

Did she have some kind of hold on them, something they thought to keep at bay, but dared not directly attack?

She wanted to pull out the comunit and find out, but dared not with searchers after them.

Endless, seamless, compressed by fear and stretched by anticipation, she had no idea how long it was before she dared extend a cautious foot to the next lower step.

Chance was holy, and only those who dared fate deserved respect, but the amount of risk inherent in each endeavor determined the degree of additional risk which the Seti felt compelled to add by throwing dice or using random number generators.