(1) 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.(2) To me it also leaves open whether he actually did think it was a good book but didn't want to sound bumptious .(3) He was rude, aggressive, invasive and just about as bumptious a little man as it's ever been my misfortune to meet.(4) 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.(5) At the time of Britpop, he appeared just another brash and bumptious pop star with plenty of flash and attitude.(6) 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.(7) I followed my climbing partner, a bumptious 56-year-old Catholic priest from Glasgow, Scotland, up our fourth alpine face in three days.(8) Can I say that about content on my own site without sounding bumptious ?(9) 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.(10) In fact, they seem determined to recreate the bawdy, bumptious atmosphere of a redneck boozer.(11) Personally I deal with bumptious chuckleheads with attitudes like this every day.(12) He is, accordingly, by turns bumptious , diffident, selfish, generous, thoughtless, befuddled and acute.(13) When the bill arrived at one table of four, one particularly bumptious oaf grabbed it, held it aloft, and started braying to his companions: ├ö├ç├┐Guess how much!├ö├ç├û(14) We may be perky and bumptious and relatively youthful, but a lot of us are quite tired of working.(15) 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.(16) 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.
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