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impudent; brazen:
He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
This is a sample of boldface
typeset or printed in boldface.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Contemporary Examples

At the Supreme Court, the NRA Finally Loses One Dean Obeidallah June 16, 2014
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011: View Photos The Daily Beast January 30, 2011
How Celebrity Authors Move Product June 3, 2011
Barack’s Celebrity Smackdown Johanna Piazza December 17, 2008

Historical Examples

Brother Francis Eileen Douglas
Women of Medival France Pierce Butler
Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves Robert L. Merz


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