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  • I heard that Mr. Sharp’s wig didn’t fit him; and that he needn’t be so ’bounceable’ — somebody else said ’bumptious’ — about it, because his own red hair was very plainly to be seen behind.

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  • She is a bumptious young editor who will change her ways or lose her job.
  • I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  A Study In Scarlet

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