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conceited

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presumptuously arrogant

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Willie Mays, a teammate and White's lifelong friend, has written the foreword to Uppity. "Jackie [Robinson] was not the greatest baseball player ever but he was a great man.
Policing in insect societies would then have evolved to quash such uppity young females, says Ratnieks.
Some bishops are getting uppity. Like peasants revolting against their masters, a growing number of mostly young, energetic, and orthodox bishops have begun to scale the walls."
Mattie's best friend Weaver, an angry young black man, gets into fights with whites because of his "uppity" attitude.
He thought we were uppity women who had to be brought to heel.
The lack of legal ownership undermines not only a poor farmer's incentive to invest in his land and apply for credit, it hobbles his participation in democracy: Officials can take away property from "uppity" peasants with little or no repercussions.
From a feminist perspective these Magi who resist patriarchal violence and lift up the compassion and wisdom of God could as easily be named as misfits, mothers, and uppity women.
This threat was magnified by the race and self-assurance of its practitioners, and it was resolved the way that American courts have customarily dealt with uppity blacks whenever property was on the block.
In an article in the Voice discussing the dilemma of feminists torn between opposition to war and loathing of the Taliban, Sharon Lerner portrays the outcry at Thobani's speech as an example of an uppity woman being punished for dissent--but never mentions Thobani's bizarre views of women's rights.
In the process, he makes fascinating observations on a number of cultural tropes, such as the Jewish boxer, the uppity hairdresser, and the Burkean 'swinish multitude.' Still, this is a much easier book to look through than it is to read.
An Uppity Old Atheist woman's Dictionary, by Carol C.
She and the two other members of Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women had anticipated difficulties as a newly formed all-female band, but the one thing they hadn't counted on was the stress three 40-something women can generate on the road.
Marshall remarked that the "movie industry thinks the Music Center is too uppity rich and WASPy, and the Music Center thinks Hollywood people won't listen to them."
More startling than the resemblances in their male sexism and "uppity" women are the parallels between C&W and rap in their treatment of criminality.
It is a powerful reminder when we get uppity about whom we should include in our eucharistic celebrations.