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The play is essentially three monologues by independent, plucky American women from the years 2047 to 2147.
If the scene after Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over Atlanta United is any indication, this town is on the verge of a summer fling with its plucky second-division, first-class club.
Former super-villain-turned-super-softie-dad Gru (wonderfully voiced by Steve Carell) is now married to the plucky super-agent Lucy (a delightfully zany Kristen Wiig).
Ninety percent of foes couldn’t hold a candle to my plucky squad of anime archetypes, who were seemingly able to catch bullets with their teeth and cut through molecules with their blades.
Cade also has a new sidekick in the form of a plucky young orphan (Isabela Moner), plus backup from a few familiar faces including Josh Duhamel as that stoic military hunk and John Turturro as that super-annoying John Turturro character.
An article about Salameh's aspirations in Edinburgh newspaper The Scotsman made several references to King Abdullah II of Jordan, in a plucky bid to get his attention.
The humans in the story are a plucky crew of space explorers; a tight-knit group of couples piloting a ship of colonists to a new planet that holds their dreams of a fresh start and new life.
Cartoons show plucky squirrel soldiers (North Koreans) triumphing over the cunning wolves (Americans).
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Definition of plucky for English Language Learners
: having or showing a lot of courage or determination
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