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  • adj. inspired with confidence


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  • They've bucked up real high an 'mighty what of all that killin' the other day.


  • The little girl on the large dog careered at a tangent towards a fallen joint of lamb, the boys on the billy goats were bucked up and down whilst making progress neither forwards not backwards, the donkeys trotted obligingly towards places other than the finishing line, and the horses refused to budge at all.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Lena bucked up against his head several more times and kneeled perfectly still as he licked and sucked the come from her body.


  • Datar slammed his hand on the antigrav’s control and the meterlong device bucked up a few centimeters, steadied itself, then rose smoothly and slowly and inexorably, trailing cable until it passed the Promenade’s second level.



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