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  • adj. comparative form of cocky: more cocky


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  • I had returned to Moscow for the event in March cockier than ever, having just won my second national title, which firmly crowned me the best skater in America.

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  • So, while nice guys may lag behind at the beginning of the race, they are like the slow, but steady tortoise who ends up beating his cockier, but less stable competitors to the finish line.

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  • He was way cockier and more gittish than Danyl and really was the epitome of a pub rocker, great to dance around to after 5pints but not good enough for the big stage.

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  • The lack of a definite article makes it even cockier.

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  • All three seemed cockier than when dressed, surely aware of the excitement they were arousing

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  • Marcel Vigneron, the cock-of-the-walk who somehow only grew cockier after getting his head forcibly shaved by his competitors during Season 2, was mercifully sent packing.

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  • But Bronfman had always spoken with more eloquence than most high school dropouts, just as he had always been more combative than most prizefighters and cockier than most roosters.


  • Still, throughout the three-week trial, DeLay was cockier than a banty rooster, crowing to the media that there was no way he could be convicted.

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  • The cockier newbie kids from Colorado or Nebraska or the forty five dollar a week phone banker in New Dehli might say "No I am not" but most fall into their own stunned pause.

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  • Only the night before, young studs in their finest Urban Cowboy duds nervously paced the perimeter of the same venue which served as Saturday night's sala para fiesta, in awe as their older, cockier, stronger and more handsome brethren strutted, courted and danced the night away with their girlfriends amid reverberating Mexican rock.

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