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barefaced (def 2).
Contemporary Examples

Its nuclear program is a bald-faced attempt at regional hegemony, one that comes closer to fruition with each passing day.
James Kirchick on How Biden Gets it Wrong (Again) in Newsweek James Kirchick December 20, 2011

The astonishing thing about such opportunism is that it is so bald-faced.
Our Gutless Turn-Tail Politics Lee Siegel January 8, 2010

Historical Examples

While the horses were on their way to the post the bald-faced Kid escorted Hopwood to a position in front of the grand stand.
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

It was the bald-faced Kid, breathless, his brow beaded with perspiration.
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

Suddenly, a bald-faced steer shot out of the ruck of the herd, darting at right angles to the course.
Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe

The bald-faced Kid glanced at the horse and his jaw dropped.
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

The bald-faced Kid might see miracles with his eyes, but there was that about him which demanded explanation.
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

He rode the bald-faced pony, and across his pommel was slung his musket.
The Biography of a Prairie Girl Eleanor Gates

“Yes, but an inside tip now and then never hurt anybody,” said the bald-faced Kid.
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

Ah, there were the cross-roads and the bald-faced Stag at the corner.
The Return of the Prodigal May Sinclair


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