It's sometimes used with a bit of modal meaning like this 'How dare you call me a liar!'. Is there any past equivalents of this expression?
Thanks, but this article has more grammar explaining than practical character. I still don't understand, whether it's possible to say 'How dare you talked to your mother in such a manner!', or how dare you/she etc is only acceptable when talking about present.
You can also, in Br English, say 'How dared you... <clause in past>', though it's more common to say 'How did you dare...'. I think 'How dared you...', although possibly sounding a bit old-fashioned, sounds more forceful than the version with 'did'. If I used the 'did' version, I'd use a more emotive verb, such as 'How did you have the courage..?' (in one sense of dare) or 'How did you have the effrontery..?' (in another sense of dare).
Continuing your alternatives for 'dare', is it ok to say 'How did you have the audacity to ...' I think, if it's so, it sounds a bit formal. Am I right?
A less formal version would be 'How did you have the nerve?' (There are various other anatomical versions that are even less formal! )