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  • n  emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

  • Tony Blair in AFP
    The programme also reveals that Blair calls his wife "the bolshie Scouser," a reference to her Liverpool, north-west England, roots and often outspoken views.
  • Michelle Dewberry in
    For someone like Sir Alan to recognise my ability is unbelievable,said Michelle. "It wasn't until right at the very end when he said I'd won that I believed it. It shows you don't need to be loud and cocky and bolshie - just work as hard...
  • Joel Fitzgibbon in The Australian
    It was a very bolshie and bold offensive in which the insurgents would have seen significant casualties on their own side and it's the sort of boldness we don't see,Mr Fitzgibbon said. "It will be interesting to know where they were from...

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