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The Grapes of Wrath
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swagger
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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • And now Al, moving humbly near, saw that his brother was not a swaggerer as he had supposed.
  • Cockily, he walked close before he recognized Tom; and when he did, his boasting face changed, and admiration and veneration shone in his eyes, and his swagger fell away.
  • Talking in the camps, and the deputies, fat-assed men with guns slung on fat hips, swaggering through the camps: Give ’cause somepin to think about.
  • And Al swaggered a little because he was sorry.
  • Every little means, every violence, every raid on a Hooverville, every deputy swaggering through a ragged camp put off the day a little and cemented the inevitability of the day.

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  • The team swaggered onto the court—full of confidence.
  • The cowboy swaggered into the saloon with his holster unstrapped.

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