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maverick

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Definition someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It gives their guard something to do when they're not out annihilating mavericks.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • KEVIN KELLY is senior maverick at Wired, the magazine he helped launch in 1993.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • He kind of looked like the guy who played Maverick.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • 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
  • It was the band of the Mavericks playing the regiment to camp; for the men were route-marching with their baggage.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "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
  • We try to divide up the mavericks as near as possible.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • This group had the mavericks.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • As a politician Lincoln was no maverick.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • There was great affection between them all, but she was the maverick.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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 always had problems with his maverick youngest, and her running off hadn't helped.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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