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truculent
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • I remember her bringing me up to a truculent and red-faced old gentleman covered all over with orders and ribbons, and hissing into my ear, in a tragic whisper which must have been perfectly audible to everybody in the room, the most astounding details.

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  • My friends had assembled again, a far more somber, truculent group than before.
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  • His only weapons against her were silence, truculence; he cultivated an occasional brooding intensity.
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