Example sentences for: derring-do

How can you use “derring-do” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He was replaced eventually by a brigadier general named La Fayette C. Baker, who recorded his exploits of derring-do in a memoir called The Secret Service in the Late War (1874)--the first in a long line of agents' kiss-and-tells (click for a brief review).

  • The author finds plenty of technical derring-do, but little Top Gun -style machismo.

  • The era of the Three Kingdoms lasted only about half a century, but it had as a legacy some thrilling tales of derring-do that later inspired various plays and a classic Ming Dynasty novel.

  • Their "coup de théâtre" has served as a reminder "that dithering loses to derring-do," the paper said: "This may have been a media-dominated war; but to halt and advance to allow the cameras to catch up is a grotesque irresponsibility."

  • Its leaders are strategic commanders, who boldly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat--and who perform other acts of derring-do.


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