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  • The Mavericks were incurable practical jokers; and it occurred to the Englishman that silence was best till he had made complete inquiry.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • You know how Maverick is.   (source)
    maverick = a person's name
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was all about how the U.S. ought to take better charge of the maverick Congo; the two photographs stopped my heart.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In Eric's memory, Vivaldo always put one foot down lightly, like a distrustful colt, ready, at any moment, to break and run; but now he stood where he stood, the ground bore him, and his startled, sniffing, maverick quality was gone.†   (source)
  • Not to mention that it's out and out creepy that Fifi, the maverick, is so changed.†   (source)
  • And this morning you're going to tell us how we can hold onto that maverick Russian sub?"†   (source)
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  • He had the canny self-assurance of an industry maverick, the outsider who tries to roil the works, japing every complacent rule of belief.†   (source)
  • KEVIN KELLY is senior maverick at Wired, the magazine he helped launch in 1993.†   (source)
  • And you expound on these unoriginal, medieval concepts only to promote yourself as a brilliant maverick-of disaster.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He kind of looked like the guy who played Maverick.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Momma goes, "Maverick!" as I say, "Daddy!"   (source)
  • She unhooks the locks, hollering back, "Maverick, Lisa, and Starr are here, Ma."   (source)
  • My mouth drops, and Momma says, "Maverick Carter!"   (source)
  • "That's your child, Maverick," Momma says.   (source)
  • "Maverick, you still should've called," Uncle Carlos says.   (source)
  • "Maverick's discussed getting him out here."   (source)
  • We got ourselves a li'l radical, Maverick.   (source)
  • I would've paid to see Maverick's face the day you brought this one home.   (source)
  • Seven's not a mistake, I love him to death, but Maverick made a mistake in his actions.   (source)
  • Maverick, what time did the claims agent say he was coming?   (source)
  • Since you gon' be the only store around here, Maverick, you'll need more space when you rebuild.   (source)
  • "Calm down, Maverick," Uncle Carlos says.   (source)
  • I get it, Maverick, you wanna help your people out.   (source)
  • "I think this one's yours, Maverick," Uncle Carlos says.   (source)
  • "I'm surprised you even knew how to get out here, Maverick."   (source)
  • "Maverick's really serious about getting you out of Garden Heights."   (source)
  • One person hollers out, "It's all right, Maverick."   (source)
  • "Maverick, I'm not going there with you tonight."   (source)
  • "Maverick, she's seen two of her friends get killed," Momma says.   (source)
  • "Maverick, don't make this something it's not," Uncle Carlos says.   (source)
  • "Maverick, you don't have to do that."   (source)
  • Iesha was King's girl, but he told her to "hook Maverick up," not knowing Seven would come along looking exactly like Daddy.   (source)
  • Think you can help us out, Maverick?   (source)
  • Mr. Maverick said it only leads to two things, the grave or prison, and I ain't trying to see either.'   (source)
  • Because I promise you, had your daddy pulled some mess like that again, I'd be married to Idris Elba and saying, 'Maverick who?'   (source)
  • You can call me as many names as you want, Maverick, but don't you ever say I don't care about my niece and nephews!   (source)
  • "King burned Maverick's store down!"   (source)
  • Maverick, he wanted to talk to you.   (source)
  • But I know he remembered the things you told him over the years, Maverick, and that gave me a lotta faith.   (source)
  • Oh, you wanna go there, Maverick?   (source)
  • "We can't stay here, Maverick," she says, and her voice is shaky, like she's been holding something in this entire time and is just now letting it out.   (source)
  • "He burned Maverick's store down!"   (source)
  • But of course, classic Maverick.   (source)
  • Maverick, you better watch out.   (source)
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