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  • n  assumption of airs beyond one's station

  • A taxpayer-subsidized salon proved an embarrassment to the Administration, but it was finally some hairsplitting uppityness by the Grauxes that prompted their dismissal: unhappy .
  • In Roedean's cloistered life, the girls have few chances to meet outsiders, are apt to give an impression of embarrassed uppityness when they do.
  • It is one thing for citizens to indulge themselves in democratic uppityness; it's quite another to sink into sullen discouragement.

  • Lyndon Johnson in WorldNetDaily
    These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness,Johnson said in 1957.

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