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Examples of intrepid in a Sentence
- The heroes are intrepid small-business owners, investigative reporters, plaintiffs and their lawyers, and, of course, Nader himself and his grass-roots organizations. —Jonathan Chait, New York Times Book Review, 3 Feb. 2008
- Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself, called her "gallant" and "remarkable.") —Kimberly Robinson, Travel & Leisure, December 1999
- Meanwhile, the intrepid Florentine traveler Marco Polo had been to China and brought back with him a noodle dish that became Italian pasta … —Norman F. Cantor, The Civilization of the Middle Ages, 1993
an intrepid explorer who probed parts of the rain forest never previously attempted
Recent Examples of intrepid from the Web
Typical of Super Bowl week, an intrepid reporter asked Jenkins about the brands on his body.
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While on the red carpet at the Grammys on Sunday, intrepid reporter Ryan Seacrest asked Nick about the rumors and his response was not encouraging.
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Thanks in part to St. Pierre’s intrepid, relentless and entirely legal import-export trade in booze, Prohibition had failed.
Rosa finds refuge with intrepid trader Mrs. Mariamu (Sabina Fonseca), who becomes Rosa’s assistant once rebels begin attacking the train and the young woman volunteers her medical expertise to care for the wounded.
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Don't Be Afraid to Learn About intrepid
You need not be afraid to find out the origins of today’s word, although its history does include fear. Intrepid derives from the Latin word intrepidus, itself formed by the combination of the prefix in- (meaning "not") and trepidus, meaning "alarmed." Other relatives of "trepidus" in English include "trepidation" and "trepidatious," as well as "trepid" (which actually predates "intrepid" and means "fearful") and even the rare "trepidity" (a synonym for "trepidation" in the sense of "fear, apprehension"). Synonyms for "intrepid" include "courageous," "valiant," "fearless," "valorous," and simply "brave."
bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, heroic (also heroical), lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous;
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, nerveless, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow;
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