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belligerent
used in Babbitt

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Definition
hostile (the attitude of one eager to fight); or one already engaged in a fight or war
  • he was annoyed by such background thoughts as had never weakened him in his days of belligerent conformity.
    Chapter 34 (58% in)
belligerent = hostile (with the attitude of one eager to fight)
  • Furiously he snatched up his tube of shaving-cream, furiously he lathered, with a belligerent slapping of the unctuous brush, furiously he raked his plump cheeks with a safety-razor.
    Chapter 1 (37% in)
  • He felt a belligerent defiance which broke into a wincing fear of this machine which was grinding Paul—Paul—— Exactly at half-past three he sent in his name.
    Chapter 22 (6% in)
  • CHAPTER XXVII I THE strike which turned Zenith into two belligerent camps; white and red, began late in September with a walk-out of telephone girls and linemen, in protest against a reduction of wages.
    Chapter 27 (0% in)
  • You were either a courageous friend of Labor, or you were a fearless supporter of the Rights of Property; and in either case you were belligerent, and ready to disown any friend who did not hate the enemy.
    Chapter 27 (16% in)
  • He became belligerent.
    Chapter 29 (73% in)

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