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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of upstart.

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Examples

  • I generally fly on major carriers -- one of the things that's really distinguished old-school airlines like United (which I usually fly) from the upstarts is that loyalty is rewarded.

    Unsolicited Testimonial: Virgin America - Anil Dash

  • O'Neal powered his way to 36 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as he lifted the Lakers to a 99-94 victory and delivered another very rude introduction to the upstarts from the Eastern

    NBA - National Basketball Association - New Jersey vs. LA Lakers

  • The gap between the big boys, such as Brazil, England, Spain and Germany, and the upstarts is no longer as wide as a goalmouth.

    USATODAY.com - U.S. headed for match with tough Germany

  • A couple of states not usually known as upstarts took matters into their own hands last week.

    States take action on children's safety issues

  • If gentlemen of family would allow the rich upstarts to spend their money profusely, which they are ready enough to do, and not vie with them in expence, the upstarts would soon be at an end, and the gentlemen would remain: but if the gentlemen will vie in expence with the upstarts, which is very foolish, they must be ruined. '

    Life Of Johnson

  • The eight piece funk-soul-dub upstarts get the Rusty Garden tent steamed up with their groove laden bass lines, funk brass hooks and body politic delivery.

    Virtual Festivals

  • Some one is getting to sensitive on being called the upstarts from the SB, take it as a complement dear ...

    NAACHGAANA

  • According to former Farm resident Michael Traugot, they were regarded as "upstarts" because their psychedelic spirituality lacked the gravitas of Asian religious traditions (Traugot, Short History, 8).

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • 'Not all your Young Kingdom "upstarts" are quite as unsophisticated as you believe, my lord.'

    The Weird Of The White Wolf

  • He did not at all like the appearance of the young commander, for he was of the type of officers known as "upstarts," who like to show their authority, but are without the ability to successfully fill even the post of corporal.

    Frank on the Lower Mississippi

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