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  • Pike doing a great job of portraying a swaggering, cock-sure Kirk and Urban doing a fine job playing the older, put-upon Bones.

    More Star Trek Thoughts

  • I was growing blatant about it, cock-sure, and I couldn't wait to brag about this to the guys in our crowd.

    Lynda, The First

  • ┬áHe tried to look certain, but was overshot into cock-sure.

    Settled

  • I say that with a healthy dose of skepticism, having seen first hand how defiantly arrogant and cock-sure of themselves that they are even after the smaller colliders failed to find the SM Higgs when more accurate measurements of the top quark guided them to lower the expected energy range for the higgs to within their reach.

    Anthropically Explaining Higgs

  • In other words, by being "cock-sure" and arrogant, instead of thoughtful and cautious, when dealing with difficult, complex problems.

    Dennis Palumbo: The Problem with the World...

  • "The problem with the world," according to philosopher Bertran Russell, "is that the stupid are cock-sure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

    Dennis Palumbo: The Problem with the World...

  • Felson in the original is a cock-sure wunderkind with a self-destructive streak as big as his talent.

    Paul Newman, Dead At 83 » MTV Movies Blog

  • Now - I'm so pleased you weren't taken in by the rather brash, cock-sure and altogether vulgar coupe.

    Down Rover!

  • The perception coming out of Australia appears to be that England and all who live therein are cock-sure that they will retain the Ashes.

    The Ashes 2010: Optimism about England's chances feels fair for once

  • The problem with the world, according to philosopher Bertran Russell, is that the stupid are cock-sure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

    Dennis Palumbo: The Problem with the World...

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