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  • s  noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings

  • Perhaps it was ahead of its time as indicated by the rollicking, rumbustious piece of theater that the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company made of it on Broadway last week.
  • Upon hearing the news, a melancholy world grieves for itself: there will be no more rumbustious squires, no more hilarious cockneys, no more sneaking, slavering villains or .
  • She's a rumbustious guy whose response to nearly any challenge is to open the artillery.

  • Michael Rosen in BBC News
    Rosen called The Witch's Children Go To School, illustrated by Russell Ayto, "a rumbustious tale in the tradition of mischievous spirits causing mayhem and disorder where it's least wanted".
  • Michael Portillo in The National
    Portillo described it as a "big, rumbustious sort of a book".
  • Peter Millar in
    There is about it something of an American Lord of the Flies,Peter Millar said in the Times. "This is vintage King: loud, rude and rumbustious, taking swipes at holy hypocrisy, redneck rifle clubs and local government pomposity inflated to...

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