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offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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The Prime Minister has launched an attack on the "bossiness of Brussels", insisting that the "beating heart of Britain" wants less interference from the European Union.
The Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, known as one of the world's most conservative Anglican bishops, has defended the new vow saying that it was "not an invitation to bossiness, let alone abuse."
The effect on your nerves will pay off--and help validate your sudden "bossiness."
Chafing at Mama Hen's bossiness, little Chick puts on shoes and comes along for a walk--which turns briefly scary when a distracting butterfly leads to a moment when Mama Hen's not in sight.
Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron will try to resolve clashing views on the euro zone crisis on Friday, after Berlin accused London of being selfish about Europe in comments that touched off British sensitivities about German bossiness.
But there's a sad story beneath Julie's thick lipstick and bossiness, as Horrocks explains: "She was jilted four years ago so she's carrying all that angst, and it crops up on many occasions.
With their public school background, they confuse bossiness with love, and prefer a jolly good caning to a cuddle.
For instance, Violet and Aidan share a fated love; Violet wants to move their relationship to the next level but Aidan nobly holds back to protect her virtue and her assumed fragility; and Violet both loves and hates Aidan's bossiness and protection as she becomes the unwitting pawn in a long-standing supernatural feud.
The nudgers plan to do away with old-style Blair/ Brown bossiness in favor of offering incentives, using subliminal messaging, and changing the "choice architecture" of our daffy lives to influence us toward "healthier decisions and healthier lives" Instead of using taxes to make it more expensive to drive cars, for example, the nudgers will aim to rebuild public spaces in such a way that choosing to walk or ride a bicycle becomes easier than it currently is.
Stand up for yourself and your friends: dealing with bullies and bossiness and finding a better way.
I hope collaborative team teaching will help Maxie with her special needs and help Josie with hers (namely impatience, hyper-competitiveness, bossiness).
Certainly a Democratic administration would find ways to impose more social control through legal, regulatory, and tax bossiness. A Republican administration might do the same, in a spirit of reform-con-style meddling and the professional politician's desire always to be seen doing something.
Exhortations to salvage everything from bus tickets to old bones are done in a manner that ranges from peremptory bossiness to attempts at cartoon humour, all with the over-arching message--'If you don't do your bit, you put the forces' lives at risk and their brave efforts at nought'.
Painting the forthcoming battle as a choice between himself and Mr Brown, Mr Cameron launched an excoriating personal assault on the Prime Minister's "bossiness" and inflated ego.
All that bewilderment as to where Moral Attitude begins and where it shades off into mere Puritan Bossiness. My father is still pure Maine 1880 and I carry all that load of notions to examine and discard or assimilate."