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  • verb 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • 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. '

    Boswell's Life of Johnson Abridged and edited, with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood

  • 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

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