Thus Mr Snevellicci had no sooner swallowed another glassful than he smiled upon all present in happy forgetfulness of having exhibited symptoms of pugnacity, and proposed ’The ladies!
Fortunately, however, Mr Pyke confined himself to mere verbal smifligation, and they reached their box with no more serious interruption by the way, than a desire on the part of the same pugnacious gentleman to ’smash’ the assistant box-keeper for happening to mistake the number.
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The pugnacious Congressman was in no mood to compromise.
Nicknamed, "The Pit Bull", he is known as a pugnacious supporter of workers’ rights.