McCain thinks of himself as a maverick, an unorthodox thinker, a dissenter.
maverick's "education" is part of a growing wisdom that good old-fashioned play may be better than hitting the books.
Soon I discovered that the private Mrs. Astor was a maverick.
Zachary's younger brother, maverick, on the other hand, finished preschool a few steps ahead.
He has always been more of a maverick by auto-conceit than by political record.
maverick came to meet them, and was as sorely puzzled as Fred by the certain composure of Darcy's face.
It was as easy to you as picking out a maverick in a bunch of steers to me.
Once they left the road and strayed off into the lava, incomprehensibly to me; but maverick understood, and pressed forward.
Dunwoodie, emerging from the maverick bar, hailed him as he passed.
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."