He "was remarkable for boldness and energy both in preaching and prayer" (M.
Those of the Venetian artists are remarkable for the boldness of their coloring.
The boldness of its scenery is softened by the richness of its verdure.
He was not actually the personal disciple of either, but he adopted their methods, though without the consistency and boldness of the first-named.
There is no other instance in Europe of a basin of similar extent equally clearly characterized—the perfectly level character of the plain being as striking as the boldness with which the lower slopes of the mountain ranges begin to rise on each side of it.
No other method permits the decorator to achieve such fidelity and such boldness of draughtsmanship. The difference between the results of the ordinary and the yuzen processes of dyeing is, in fact, the difference between a stencilled sketch and a finished picture.
Though not himself belonging to any of the great senatorial families, he was in a position to associate with them on equal terms. This circumstance contributed to the boldness, originality and thoroughly national character of his literary work.
However, looking over the whole field of North American achievement, architectural and non-architectural, composite and monolithic, the palm for boldness, magnitude of proportions and infinity of labour, must go to the sculptured mosaics of Yucatan.
It was Dolokhov marching with particular grace and boldness in time to the song and looking at those driving past as if he pitied all who were not at that moment marching with the company.
I always think that boldness is an endearing quality for someone to have.
With a boldness worthy of Julius II., he devised the most gigantic schemes for the annihilation of the Turkish Empire and the conquest of Egypt and Palestine.
Hoping to punish Moore for his boldness, Napoleon struck quickly north at Astorga, but found that he was too late to catch his foe.
Its first period had passed: when the partisans themselves, amazed at their own boldness, feared every minute to be surrounded and captured by the French, and hid in the forests without unsaddling, hardly daring to dismount and always expecting to be pursued.
With zeal for the faith, and boldness and energy, he combined diplomatic skill in his dealings with his exalted protectors.
In the care and defence of her young the vixen displays extraordinary solicitude and boldness, altogether losing on such occasions her accustomed timidity and caution.
Elected by the tiers Nat of Vermandois to represent it in the states-general of Blois, he contended with skill and boldness in extremely difficult circumstances for freedom of conscience, justice and peace.
The first two books enable us better than anything else in ancient literature to appreciate the boldness and, on the whole, the reasonableness of the ancient mind in forming hypotheses on great matters that still occupy the investigations of physical science.
But the finest portions beneath the domes, with scenes from the history of Abraham, Moses and Elijah, are by Domenico Beccafumi and are executed with marvellous boldness and effect.
But in 1696 for his boldness in granting absolution on the scaffold to Sir John Friend and Sir William Parkyns, who had attempted the assassination of William, he was obliged to flee, and for the rest of his life continued under sentence of outlawry.
Fuad was renowned for his boldness and promptness of decision, as well as for his ready wit and his many bons mots.
When in 1326 Louis of Bavaria saw the arrival in Nuremberg of the two authors of the book dedicated to him, startled by the boldness of their political and religious theories, he was at first inclined to treat them as heretics.
It marked, moreover, in the condition of armed resistance against established authority which was forced upon it by the Counter-Reformation, a firm resolve to assert political liberty, leading in the course of time to a revolution with which the rebellious spirit of the Revival was sympathetic. This being the relation of humanism in general to reform, French learning in particular displayed such innovating boldness as threw many of its most conspicuous professors into the camp at war with Rome.
During the course of the siege Tantia Topi, the most capable native leader of the Mutiny, arrived with a fresh force of 20,000 men, and threatened the British camp; but Sir Hugh Rose, with a boldness which only success could justify, divided his force, and while still maintaining the siege of the fort, attacked Tantia Topi with only 150o men and completely routed him.
He alone--with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying--he alone could justify what had to be done.
Lorenzo's position was critical, but by his boldness in going to Naples he succeeded in concluding a peace with the king, which led to a reconciliation with the pope (1479-1480).
Wellington, owing to his original dispositions and the slowness of his concentration, had only retained a grip on Quatre Bras thanks to the boldness of his subordinates on the spot.
Such a remnant, amongst whom might be members of the priestly and royal families, would gather strength and boldness as the troubles of Babylon See the note on Ps.
But now the greater boldness of the dialecticians awakened a spirit of general distrust in the exercise of reason on sacred subjects, and we find even a Realist like Gilbert de la Porree arraigned by Bernard and his friends before a general council on a charge of heresy (at Rheims, 1148).
It was marked by a breadth and boldness of views on political and social questions which betokened an original mind.
Princess Mary could not understand the boldness of her brother's criticism and was about to reply, when the expected footsteps were heard coming from the study.
The boldness which he could display at need is well illustrated by his action in regard to duelling.
Yet the boldness and the splendour of the nebular theory have always given it a dignity not usually attached to a doctrine which from the very nature of the case can have but little direct evidence in its favour.
The freedom of his speculation, and the boldness with which he works out his logical or dialectical system of the universe, altogether prevent us from classing him along with the scholastics properly so called.
The boldness of some of his ideas cost him some valuable friendships, as that of Jacobi, Lavater and even of his early teacher Hamann.
It was this book which first put before the world, with Schwegler's characteristic boldness and clearness, the results of the critical labours of the earlier representatives of the new Tubingen school in relation to the first development of Christianity.
With that event it is again natural to connect Timothy's imprisonment, his release from which our author records in closing; while the news of Jewish success in Paul's case would enhance any tendency among Asian Jewish Christians to shirk "boldness" of confession (x.
The characteristics of the Sabaean are great squareness and boldness in outline.
Even so, he showed some boldness in exposing types of the prevailing charlatanism and follies, though his liberty of speech is far less than that of Gil Vicente.
Khalid, Harun's former tutor, who showed such firmness and boldness that Hadi cast him into prison and resolved on his death.
It stands up with a boldness quite unusual in a Dutch town, and steps are even necessary to lead to the higher portions of the town.
His first work on this abstruse subject, entitled T heorie des perturbations de la lune, qui sont dues a faction des planetes,1 is remarkable for the boldness of its conception, and constitutes an important addition to celestial dynamics.
Such diplomacy in such conditions is paralytic. It cannot speak thrice, with whatever affectation of boldness, without discovering its true character to trained ears; which should be remembered when Disraeli's successes at Berlin are measured.
On the arrival of the news that Hyder had descended from the highlands of Mysore, cut to pieces the only British army in the field, and swept the Carnatic up to the gates of Madras, he at once adopted a policy of extraordinary boldness.
ANTISTHENES (c. 444-365 B.C.), the founder of the Cynic school of philosophy, was born at Athens of a Thracian mother, a fact which may account for the extreme boldness of his attack on conventional thought.
A popular and successful democratic leader, he cannot, however, be ranked among the great statesmen of the republic. As a general he was headstrong and selfsufficient and seems to have owed his victories chiefly to personal boldness favoured by good fortune.
We can trace three periods in the art of these bas-reliefs; it is vigorous but simple under Assur-nazir-pal III., careful and realistic under Sargon, refined but wanting in boldness under Assur-bani-pal.
Wellington's subordinates at the critical point, however, acted with admirable boldness.
Hence perhaps his strange boldness.
But the Montagnards made up by their fanatical, or desperate, energy and boldness for what they lacked in talent or in numbers.
In the interior, which contains beautifully carved stalls, a choir-screen in the flamboyant style and many other works of art, the most striking features are the height of the nave and the boldness of the columns supporting the vaulting.
In boldness of conception, and in knowledge of Oriental diplomacy, Dupleix has had probably no rival.
He surpassed them both in the distinctness with which he saw results, and in the boldness with which he formulated and followed his conclusions.
For seven years he led an unsettled life, attracting attention everywhere by his talents and the boldness of his teaching.
As a man he shows many of the strong qualities of the old Roman plebeian - the aggressive boldness, the intolerance of superiority and privilege, which animated the tribunes in their opposition to the senatorian rule.
and carried through that part of the campaign with great boldness of strategy and complete success.
This boldness was rewarded, for on the 19th the clergy decided by a majority of one in favour of joint verification.
All this Farragut executed to the letter, with a skill and caution that won for him the love of his followers, and with a dash and boldness that gained him the admiration of the public and the popular name of "Old Salamander."
In the first of these the proof rests on the ordinary grounds of realism, and coincides to some extent with the earlier theory of Augustine, though it is carried out with singular boldness and fulness.
His first successes against Theobald of Champagne, who for thirty years had been the most dangerous of the great French barons and had refused a vassals services to Louis VI., as well as the adroit diplomacy with which he wrested from Geoffrey the Fair, count of Anjou, a part of the Norman Vexin long claimed by the French kings, in exchange for permitting him to conquer Normandy, augured well for his boldness and activity, had he but confined them to serving his own interests.
His boldness succeeded (March 24, 1794), and then, jealous of DantOns activity and statesmanship, and exasperated by the jeers of his friends, he rid himself of the party of tolerance by a parody of justice (April 5).
Refusing to be made a tool for the furtherance of Perdiccas's ambitions, Brasidas set about the accomplishment of his main object, and, partly by the rapidity and boldness of his movements, partly by his personal charm and the moderation of his demands, succeeded during the course of the winter in winning over the important cities of Acanthus, Stagirus, Amphipolis and Torone as well as a number of minor towns.
He immediately betook himself to the necessary studies, and acquitted himself in his new office with ability, boldness and integrity.
What are the limits on Ovid's boldness in using Latin and deploying the elegiac couplet?
Displaying admirable boldness, he had defied the government edict that had banned images of dead British soldiers throughout the war years.
The practical assignments may help develop perseverance and boldness.
He discharged his duties with ability and success, and although the boldness with which he denounced the aristocratic rulers of Rome drew down upon him the enmity of powerful Iren, he won the favour and esteem of the pope, who gave him an official position at his court.
This work, described by one of his friends as " a miracle of boldness," is full of originality and suggestiveness, but its publication awakened against him a storm of theological prejudice, which followed him more or less through life.
From that day he became an acknowledged power in the House, and though addressing a most unfriendly audience, he compelled attention by his thorough mastery of his subject, and by the courageous boldness with which he charged the ranks of his adversaries.
The tariff reform movement in England started by Mr Chamberlain had the result of giving new boldness to the opponents of Manchesterism, and the whole subject once more became controversial (see Free Trade; Corn Laws; Protection; Tariff; Economics).
In England, by the boldness of the Lancet (founded in 182 3), the tyranny of prescription, inveterate custom, and privilege abused was defied and broken down; freedom of learning was regained, and promotion thrown open to the competent, independently of family, gild and professional status.
(See Smiles, Lives of the Engineers, " Rennie.") The architects of the Renaissance showed great boldness in their designs.
It is natural, then, to see in the original epistle a protest against the dangers of such spiritual boldness (cf."
On the western coast the Parsees, by the boldness and extent of their operations, tread close upon the heels of the most prosperous English houses.
And not only do the snow-clad ranges and the ice-panoplied peaks which tower up above them surpass the loftiest summits of the Alps in altitude; they also in many cases excel them in boldness and picturesqueness of outline, and equal the most difficult of them in steepness and relative inaccessibility.
Imperious will, masculine boldness, relentless ambition like hers had been exhibited by queens of her race since the old Macedonian days before Philip and Alexander.
I always think that boldness is an endearing quality for someone to have.
Oprah, as she has many times before, is pioneering a new sort of female boldness.
Nude photography requires a balance of boldness and professionalism.
Girls' clothing was last this uniformly bright in the 1980s, when intense colors and boldness was the order of the day.
Building on his apprenticeship as a sculptor during the beatnik era of the 1960s, Yurman advanced in his art with a signature style of boldness and innovation in his jewelry designs.
The complexity and aromatics and other "yummy" characteristics will be, again, lost in the boldness of the smoky barbeque.
Lower alcohol Zinfandel wines provide boldness, spice and acidity that pair well with Thanksgiving flavors.
Fitting somewhere between the boldness of the magenta phone found at T-Mobile and the lighter colored version at Verizon is the middle-of-the-road pink RAZR from Cingular, which has now become the new AT&T.
The remaining 55 percent of newborns fall between the extremes of shyness and boldness.
If you're looking to add a touch of boldness to your hair, chunky highlights are a quick, low maintenance and usually affordable coloring option that is both artistic and expressive.
Besides that, its boldness in design and color has made it a global inspiration.
Concentric Hearts: Layering heart designs in a filigree or geometric pattern along the ring's band adds symmetry and boldness to the design.
For example, Leo's boldness "makes up" for Cancer's shyness.
The key to understanding an Aries man requires you to flush out all of the different pieces that go into the Aries man's signature blueprint; his boldness, sense of adventure and zeal for life.
Lessons from the Book of Acts-These lessons include many of the popular biblical stories found in Acts, including the tale of the angel breaking Peter out of prison and the story of the spirit endowing Peter and John with boldness.
His footwear is as revered for its simplicity as for its boldness.
Add a touch of boldness to your special night with a pair of red prom shoes!
It's the very antithesis of the practical, everyday-appropriate boot made of leather or even suede, and it exudes a certain sense of boldness and sex appeal that is undeniable.
Eye tattooing of this nature is generally considered dangerous and unadvisable; however, some people choose to undergo the procedure as an expression of boldness, body ownership and originality.
All these features add to its stark boldness and classic Breitling appeal.
While the Tag Heuer Carrera men's watch proudly displays time, its sturdy look adds to its boldness.
While many women love the boldness of some of the colors, they are a bit displeased that practical colors like brown and beige aren't included in the range.
While red is still quite feminine, a red vinyl top also illustrates a strength and boldness that differs from the femininity of a white lace teddy.
Both in the wood-carving and silver work the Burmese character displays itself, giving boldness, breadth and freedom of design, but a general want of careful finish.
The exterior wall of the Merveille is of remarkable boldness; reaching a height of 108 ft., it is supported by twenty buttresses and pierced with a variety of openings.
The designation was moreover grateful to the Reformers as connoting a certain boldness of attitude; and Professor Kattenbusch (Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopcidie, 3rd ed., xvi.
Semler was much his superior in originality and boldness, and Mosheim in clearness, method and elegance.
this period that the Catholic edifice of the middle ages began to be shaken by the boldness of philosophical speculation as applied to theological studies and also by the growth of heresy.
The East India Company's great work, the Ganges canal, constructed between 1840 and 18J4 before there was a mile of railway open in India, still holds its place unsurpassed among later irrigation work for boldness of design and completeness of execution, a lasting monument to the genius of Sir Proby Cautley, an officer of the Bengal Artillery, but a born engineer.
or boldness of character; where the landscape has beauty it is of a subdued melancholy character.
Though Hastings always prided himself specially upon that reform, as well as upon the improvements he introduced into the collection of the revenues from salt and opium, his name will be remembered in history for the boldness d success of his foreign policy.
Its range towards the pole seems to be only bounded by open water, and it is the constant attendant upon all who are employed in the whale and seal fisheries, showing the greatest boldness in approaching boats and ships, and feeding on the offal obtained from them.
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