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.
There are no more uses of "truculent" in the book.
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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.