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- This bumptious charlatan then presumes to lecture others on issues of morality and governance.
- When the bill arrived at one table of four, one particularly bumptious oaf grabbed it, held it aloft, and started braying to his companions: ‘Guess how much!’
- Can I say that about content on my own site without sounding bumptious?
- Buster will be in Edinburgh again this year, more bumptious than ever, because the bestseller - as well as being translated into German, French, Italian and Magyar - is now available in Japanese.
- I followed my climbing partner, a bumptious 56-year-old Catholic priest from Glasgow, Scotland, up our fourth alpine face in three days.
- To me it also leaves open whether he actually did think it was a good book but didn't want to sound bumptious.
- And the Jersey driver remains a prominent folk devil all over the Northeast: bumptious, heedless, hostile and barely competent.
- No, that was an era full of bumptious government employees and crazed moralistic zealots forever threatening to incarcerate the peasantry, largely on some kind of trumped up charge or other.
- He came as a bumptious outsider to the Alberta Tories but soon elbowed his way to the top, winning the leadership as a rookie MP.
- And the authorities can't be fooled into making bumptious statements because they're all media-savvy now.
- This bumptious bloke is either a nonentity or is likely to be a nuisance - never heard of his name among the boss's acquaintances.
- He is, accordingly, by turns bumptious, diffident, selfish, generous, thoughtless, befuddled and acute.
- He was rude, aggressive, invasive and just about as bumptious a little man as it's ever been my misfortune to meet.
- At the time of Britpop, he appeared just another brash and bumptious pop star with plenty of flash and attitude.
- In fact, they seem determined to recreate the bawdy, bumptious atmosphere of a redneck boozer.
- Personally I deal with bumptious chuckleheads with attitudes like this every day.
- How he could let these bumptious bimbos into his home to slag off and chuck out most of his wardrobe is a mystery to me.
- We may be perky and bumptious and relatively youthful, but a lot of us are quite tired of working.
- And even if Mozart was an often bumptious prankster, I cannot buy Shaffer's unhinged buffoon, especially when Michael Sheen, camping sky-high, is disgraceful in the early clownish sequences and creepy in the later pathetic ones.
- Graeme Kent tells the story of how more than 30 fighters - the Great White Hopes, though most of them were no more than second-rate brawlers - who tried to dump the bumptious champion on his backside only to suffer that fate themselves.