- As for Inglesby, he might push Eustis under, but he wouldn't have been so cocksure of her if it wasn't for those letters. - "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
- You'd like to behave yourself and be good, of course; but you want to be cocksure beforehand that it isn't going to cost too much. - "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.
- Too jolly cocksure for me. - "The Privet Hedge", J. E. Buckrose.