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offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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The boat pulled in and the drag Queen of Hearts - who we'd instructed to act very bossily - started bullying everyone into groups of four while the playing cards and caterpillars handed out picnic baskets containing jam sandwiches, a bottle of wine and a bottle of water that said, `Drink Me'.
The SEL Frideswide is much more direct and personal as she bossily requests that her father |ne nome no wife' (14), and the disgust over earthly things ascribed to her by Robert (|aurum gemmasque velud mercimonium contempnebat vilissimum') as her reason for taking the veil(22) is transformed into a transaction (with a hint of the commercial) over which she calmly presides:
But this tactical blunder by Todd left him in the unenviable position of being bossily dressed down by someone even more orange than Dale Winton.
It bossily tells them off for putting their rubbish bags out too early and advises older hands to make newcomers welcome "and offer the hand of friendship when they identify who they are".