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truculent
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  • His face was very truculent, grey and massive, with black cavernous nostrils and circled by a scanty white fur.
  • I too listened; but there was no sound in the house: and I knew that the old priest was lying still in his coffin as we had seen him, solemn and truculent in death, an idle chalice on his breast.

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  • My friends had assembled again, a far more somber, truculent group than before.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • His only weapons against her were silence, truculence; he cultivated an occasional brooding intensity.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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