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He feared no living man, but he was no hothead to be drawn from his purpose.

A hothead suggested that she should be driven from the town.

He's savin' that hothead kid the blood of a killin' on his hands.

A hothead like you will benefit by a period of quiet meditation.

My dear Hothead, they are big enough to look out for themselves.

Had I told him, he had disobeyed his orders and shamed his service; he is young yet, and a hothead!

But if he insists on forcing battle with a reluctant adversary, he must be a hothead indeed.

The probable result of warning would be to drive the hothead to some dire act of foolishness.

"No you don't," as the hothead raised the pistol again, when the train coughed its way toward them.

The role of firebrand and hothead, drawing villainous knives on frightened boys, would not quite convince his present audience.

WORD ORIGIN

"short-tempered person," 1650s, from hot in the figurative sense + head (n.); Johnson's dictionary also lists hotmouthed "headstrong, ungovernable;" Elizabethan English had hot-brain "hothead" (c.1600); and Old English had hatheort "anger, rage," literally "hot heart."

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