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  • Although Mama had been a teacher at Great Faith for fourteen years, ever since she had graduated from the Crandon Teacher Training School at nineteen, she was still considered by many of the other teachers as a disrupting maverick.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Miraculously, Oskar Schindler, this complex man of many contradictions—Nazi opportunist, schemer, courageous maverick, rescuer, hero—had saved nearly 1,200 Jews from almost certain death.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • This group had the mavericks.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • At the very least he was a maverick, a sport; surely what he made Sophie do could not have been in the SS manual of regulations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • It was all about how the U.S. ought to take better charge of the maverick Congo; the two photographs stopped my heart.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Maybe it was because Baba had been such an unusual Afghan father, a liberal who had lived by his own rules, a maverick who had disregarded or embraced societal customs as he had seen fit.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He shuffled to the back of the bus, grateful that it wasn’t one of the crowded school buses but a maverick bus that appeared at odd hours.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • He had always had problems with his maverick youngest, and her running off hadn’t helped.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • There was great affection between them all, but she was the maverick.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Marko sensed that in it there was room to grow, and saw that many aspiring naval cadets were like himself, if not mavericks then as close to mavericks as was possible in a society so closely controlled as his own.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October

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  • We try to divide up the mavericks as near as possible.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • KEVIN KELLY is senior maverick at Wired, the magazine he helped launch in 1993.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • As a politician Lincoln was no maverick.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • It gives their guard something to do when they’re not out annihilating mavericks.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • And you expound on these unoriginal, medieval concepts only to promote yourself as a brilliant maverick-of disaster.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He had the canny self-assurance of an industry maverick, the outsider who tries to roil the works, japing every complacent rule of belief.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And of the third there are instances in /buncombe/, /greaser/, /conniption/, /bloomer/, /campus/, /galoot/, /maverick/, /roustabout/, /bugaboo/ and /blizzard/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In the years since the Jack in the Box outbreak, David Theno has emerged as a fast food maverick, applauded by consumer groups and considered "the Antichrist," he says, by many in the meatpacking industry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He planned with Martin that the laboratory scheme should be extended to include eight (but never more!) maverick and undomestic researchers like themselves, who should contribute to the expenses of the camp by manufacturing sera, but otherwise do their own independent work—whether it should be the structure of the atom, or a disproof of the results of Drs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "All right, guys, load up," my mother cheerily yelled as she threw in one final bag and slammed shut the trunk of our lime green Ford Maverick.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It was the band of the Mavericks playing the regiment to camp; for the men were route-marching with their baggage.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He kind of looked like the guy who played Maverick.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • A maverick is an unbranded calf that has been weaned and shifts for itself.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The maverick then belongs to the man who finds it and brands it.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The Mavericks were incurable practical jokers; and it occurred to the Englishman that silence was best till he had made complete inquiry.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Very early in the morning the white tents came down and disappeared as the Mavericks took a side-road to Umballa.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • At evening there came out to meet them bands of music, and played the Mavericks into camp near Umballa railway station.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Men of other regiments came to visit the Mavericks.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The Mavericks went visiting on their own account.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The Mavericks had a reputation for liveliness to live up to.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Marko sensed that in it there was room to grow, and saw that many aspiring naval cadets were like himself, if not mavericks then as close to mavericks as was possible in a society so closely controlled as his own.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Not to mention that it’s out and out creepy that Fifi, the maverick, is so changed.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • It was no more than an ordinary camp marking-flag; but the regiment, always punctilious in matters of millinery, had charged it with the regimental device, the Red Bull, which is the crest of the Mavericks—the great Red Bull on a background of Irish green.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Colonel Creighton, who had succeeded to the trusteeship when Father Victor went to England with the Mavericks, was hardly the Chaplain’s brother.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Within half an hour, turning the pages at random, I find scores of locutions that would paralyze the stenographers in the House of Commons, and they are in the speeches, not of wild mavericks from the West, but of some of the chief men of the two Houses.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The half-caste woman who looked after him (she smoked opium, and pretended to keep a second-hand furniture shop by the square where the cheap cabs wait) told the missionaries that she was Kim’s mother’s sister; but his mother had been nursemaid in a Colonel’s family and had married Kimball O’Hara, a young colour-sergeant of the Mavericks, an Irish regiment.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • And this morning you’re going to tell us how we can hold onto that maverick Russian sub?"
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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  • What I intend to do, at least until the Maverick sisters are back from Reno, is lay the hell low and never be out alone.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
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