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  • n  offensive boldness and assertiveness

  • Said he: "This is absolute bumptiousness! I think Sir Galahad will not run again for three months.
  • Today, having reached the elderly age of 29, Moss is a bit abashed by the "22-year-old exuberance (almost bumptiousness) with which it was written.
  • The brutality and bumptiousness of football were dismissed as fit subjects here 90 years ago by Willa Cather, the beautiful writer from Red Cloud, as cherished an alumnus as .

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