In the end, the once cocksure president is left struggling to come to grips with reality.
cocksure and unafraid, our protagonist does what he always does: he invites the ghost to dinner.
But like millions of others, I went through phases when I was cocksure I could outsmart the market.
How could they have been so cocksure in the face of so much contrary opinion from seemingly well qualified people?
"It's Jos all the time," declared Jack, cocksure of the fact.
And he also will learn not to be cocksure and jump at conclusions.
And Sophia Antonovna's cocksure and contemptuous "some police-hound" was characteristically Russian in another way.
It may have been they were cocksure of their power to score again when they chose.
I was a cocksure young pup in the old days, with foolish dreams of fame and influence.
I think they're not more than half right, though they're so cocksure.