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emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

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It's an image that's been built on a lifetime of bolshiness, passion, aggression and the absolute conviction that what he's doing is right.
Her Geordie bolshiness charmed the bosses and the wheels were set in motion to draw up a permanent deal.
Maybe Toleration had taken her cue from a couple of out-of-character bits of early morning bolshiness up ahead.
They're there in wind, rain and snow, in the face of bouts of bolshiness, laziness and ingratitude - and all that's in it for them is the pride in knowing they've improved performances, and sometimes, helped win trophies for youngsters who'd probably be sitting on their backsides in front of a games console if it wasn't for their dedication.
Set in the blasted, almost lunar landscapes of the Scottish Isles, this is a slow-burning but ultimately devastating look at revenge gone awry, with Press conveying a subtle mix of bolshiness and fragility.
Maggie Thatcher wouldn't have put up with such bolshiness. But do enough of us care?
"Now your bolshiness makes you money," Emma laughs.
There's no place for the likes of him with his attitude and determination to carry his "ordinary", working-class background as a badge of belligerence and bolshiness.
One education department insider said: "They had a history of violence and bolshiness."
Sexy and tough, George has more than a little healthy disrespect for authority and cost-cutting bureaucrats at Holby City Hospital, while her bolshiness often spills over into her private life which leads to a volatile on-off relationship with her handsome lover, male nurse Mark Grace (Patterson Joseph).
In an exclusive interview with The Mirror I nervously ask if Judy's bolshiness is a front.
A computer, in fact, that occasionally laughed at him and said, 'Get it yourself,' instead of, 'Yes, Greg.' One of the things he'd always liked about Marianne was her bolshiness.
Whether it's the bolshiness of Mary Lou telling Leo her party is on an electoral footing, or the Taoiseach telling his troops in the parliamentary party that they'd better get the posters done.
You had to admire his bolshiness. And as Scotland's current Player of the Year, he's got every right to indulge in fighting talk.
When an agency is fortunate enough to find itself with a whole generation of such people, but is slow to recognise them, it fosters a kind of group bolshiness; the bright and the impatient compete with each other to see which of them can be the first to find greater appreciation else- where.