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  • On hearing this the regimental commander hung his head, silently shrugged his shoulders, and spread out his arms with a choleric gesture.
  • The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.

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  • A choleric cop blew his top.
  • Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
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