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brash -- as in: brash behavior
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  • A brash newcomer wants to change the way the club operates.
  • She’s new, brash, and disruptive.
  • I was rewarded for my brashness.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • So we poked along back home, and I warn’t feeling so brash as I was before, but kind of ornery, and humble, and to blame, somehow—though I hadn’t done nothing.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • A brash assistant brought the chaplain a stolen Zippo cigarette lighter as a gift and informed him condescendingly that Wintergreen was too deeply involved with wartime activities to concern himself with matters so trivial as the number of missions men had to fly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • My father was a volatile, extremely complicated person, possessed of a brash demeanor that masked deep insecurities.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It was an institution for girls near my house, and the young ladies were faster, brasher, meaner and more prejudiced than any I had met at Lafayette County Training School.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • When I got to camp I warn’t feeling very brash, there warn’t much sand in my craw; but I says, this ain’t no time to be fooling around.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Astoundingly, the eighty-one-year-old man took the brash twenty-four-year-old vagabonds advice to heart.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Maybe Aunt May knew something, because Baden didn’t come in brashly or, conversely, like he was trying to hide.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • The feeling of loving her and being loved by her welled up in him, and he could taste the adrenaline in the back of his throat, and may be it wasn’t over, and maybe he could feel her hand in his again and hear her loud, brash voice contort itself into a whisper to say I-love-you in the very quick and quiet way that she had always said it.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I’d never met anyone with Emma’s brash confidence.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Most of the candy stripe girls are outgoing and talkative and even a little waywardly brash, which is naturally why they do the work.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • In this silent room (with its own unheard hum of fridge, fluorescent light) there are these frogs loud as river, gruntings, the whistle of other birds brash and sleepy, but in that night so modest behind the peacocks they were unfocussed by the brain —nothing more than darkness, all those sweet loud younger brothers of the night.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The prince’s eyes shone with amusement at her brashness but lingered a bit too long on her body.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He was a brash and hasty man in all other areas of life, a man who coasted through stop signs without so much as a toe on the brake, a man who bolted his food and guzzled his drinks and ordered a stammering child to "come on, spit it out," but when it came to constructing a house he had all the patience in the world.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I’m accustomed to his brash overconfidence.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Randy was a brash, witty kid, fifteen years old and six feet four inches tall.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Most of them were young, brash, competent, shifty-eyed and shook hands limply.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • He’d count them off on his fingers: America the brash savior, Britain, and Israel.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The computer continued, brash and cheery as if it were selling detergent.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fearing that the suitcase made him look brash, Louie carried it out of view and covered the nickname with adhesive tape, then boarded his train.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A brash elven youth hunted down a dragon, as he would a stag, and killed it.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Apparently Mayella’s recital had given her confidence, but it was not her father’s brash kind: there was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The snowmobile coughed into brash, choppy life.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In Andy’s view, I was self-possessed to a fault, I was way too brash and I was an inflexible contrarian, always spouting opinions.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • You is so brash sometimes, Miss Scarlett.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • P. D. asked this brashly, in complete contrast to his mild and meek manner with the officer.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Chapter 15 Then I was awake and not awake, sitting bolt upright in bed and trying to peer through the sick gray light as I sought the meaning of the brash, nerve-jangling sound.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Why, there’s no fool so brash, and never will be, as to bring war or pillage to this coast, for we are dear to the immortal gods, living here, in the sea that rolls forever, distant from other lands and other men.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • A first-year man, brash in his ignorance, might ask, "What year did Black win the championship?"
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • For that a man needed to be free and easy with people, to be brash, to know how to grease a palm or two.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • When it was about breast high, she glanced back toward shore: a bald man in a monocle and a pair of tights, his tufted chest thrown out, his brash navel sucked in, was regarding her attentively.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Then there were all these traders, these brash, young New Yorkers in their twenties and thirties, and I looked at the room and there were groups of two and three, and there was not a single group that did not include members of both sides.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She was brash, unpredictable, and sometimes uncomfortably outspoken.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Suddenly he understood why Stilgar had warned him once about brash young men who danced and played with these monsters, doing handstands on their backs, removing both hooks and replanting them before the worm could spill them.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He had often met girls of the lower classes, who had put on a brash little act, pretending to look up to him, spilling crude flattery for an obvious purpose; he had neither liked nor resented them; he had found a bored amusement in their company and he had granted them the status of his equals in a game he considered natural to both players involved.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They were seniors, getting close to graduation, full of both brash confidence and hidden fears.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • He is brash and impulsive, talkative and somewhat crude in speech and manner.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • The Americans would not be so brash.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Mortenson asked, knowing that a nurmadhar’s daughter would always be in demand, especially a pretty girl of seventeen, and a Balti husband might not support his brash young wife’s ambitions.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • True, there were a few girls there that Saturday…bold, brash ones, too developed for their age; girls who talked loud and horseplayed around with the boys—girls whom the neighbors prophesied would come to no good.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He wasn’t all brashness, however, and headlong despair, Simon.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The most brash of peoples was seized by despair, fatalism, and fear.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • But I took one drink and left, and walked on where there weren’t any more houses, just brash and oak tangles with here and there a pine rising, and occasionally an open patch of ground with a gray shack.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • She imagined him at thirty, a brash businessman, confident of his position in the world and with the ladies.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He must not be too brash in stepping out into any road, either.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The son of an unpopular father, a renegade in his party and rather brash for a freshman Senator, John Quincy neither sought nor was offered political alliances or influence.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I have to admit that what I initially found attractive in Ted were precisely the things that made him different from my brothers and the Chinese boys I had dated: his brashness; the assuredness in which he asked for things and expected to get them; his opinionated manner; his angular face and lanky body; the thickness of his arms; the fact that his parents immigrated from Tarrytown, New York, not Tientsin, China.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
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