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Definitionsomeone who recently acquired power (or acts as though they did), and disrespects others
- I will not step down to be the dotard chamberlain of an upstart.5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- The Pyre of Denethor (54% in)
- You see our dad Mr. Peregrin, he's never had no truck with this Lotho, not from the beginning: said that if anyone was going to play the chief at this time of day, it would be the right Thain of the Shire and no upstart.6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- The Scouring of the Shire (51% in)
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