he was annoyed by such background thoughts as had never weakened him in his days of belligerent conformity.
Furiously he snatched up his tube of shaving-cream, furiously he lathered, with a belligerent slapping of the unctuous brush, furiously he raked his plump cheeks with a safety-razor.
He felt a belligerent defiance which broke into a wincing fear of this machine which was grinding Paul—Paul—— Exactly at half-past three he sent in his name.
He became belligerent.
CHAPTER XXVII I THE strike which turned Zenith into two belligerent camps; white and red, began late in September with a walk-out of telephone girls and linemen, in protest against a reduction of wages.
You were either a courageous friend of Labor, or you were a fearless supporter of the Rights of Property; and in either case you were belligerent, and ready to disown any friend who did not hate the enemy.
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She spoke to her teacher in a belligerent tone and was sent to the office.
She likes to start belligerent political arguments to get people to lose their cool.