With less to lose and nothing to prove, the maverick is not in a conciliatory mood—he'd rather speak his mind and make a stand.
maverick's "education" is part of a growing wisdom that good old-fashioned play may be better than hitting the books.
Before he introduced the world to maverick and Goose, Tony Scott was just your average ad man—save for his exceptional talent.
Zachary's younger brother, maverick, on the other hand, finished preschool a few steps ahead.
A maverick who came from a line of successful father figures can break the mold by courting failure.
maverick came to meet them, and was as sorely puzzled as Fred by the certain composure of Darcy's face.
"Some of you maverick psis scream like a gelded porker," he said.
Once they left the road and strayed off into the lava, incomprehensibly to me; but maverick understood, and pressed forward.
It was as easy to you as picking out a maverick in a bunch of steers to me.
Is there something in the gait, something in the poise of the head, to which the memory of maverick so cleaves?
1867, "calf or yearling found without an owner's brand," so called for Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), Texas cattle owner who was negligent in branding his calves. Sense of "individualist, unconventional person" is first recorded 1886, via notion of "masterless."