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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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someone who recently acquired power (or acts as though they did), and disrespects others
  • In medical school I have been befriended by an upstart neurologist, who believes I am acting out a great lifelong falsehood.
    Book 5 — Exodus (44% in)
  • The famous upstart neurologist wanted to be my lover, it turned out, and actually won me to his bed for a time.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (90% in)

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