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upstart
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  • I have quite a horror of upstarts.
  • A little upstart, vulgar being, with her Mr. E., and her caro sposo, and her resources, and all her airs of pert pretension and underbred finery.
  • She was nobody when he married her, barely the daughter of a gentleman; but ever since her being turned into a Churchill she has out-Churchill’d them all in high and mighty claims: but in herself, I assure you, she is an upstart."

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  • Even with a much more concealing mask, she would have recognized the upstart.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I move toward the young upstart, and he retreats.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan

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