...in the belligerently righteous style of a third-rate tabloid; her economics consisted of the assertion that "we’ve got to help the poor."
"Well, Bertram Scudder said that your policy-" the man started belligerently, pointing toward the bar, but stopped, as if he had slid farther than he intended.
His mother came in with an air of belligerent defensiveness.
His voice was belligerent and shaky.
He said it belligerently and drew back a little.
"I’m delighted to see you, of course," Taggart said cautiously, then added belligerently, to balance it, "But if you think you’re going to-" Francisco would not pick up the threat; he let Taggart’s sentence slide into mid-air and stop, then asked politely, "If I think what?"
He saw defensively belligerent men and tastelessly dressed women-he saw mean, rancorous, suspicious faces that bore the one mark incompatible with a standard bearer of the intellect: the mark of uncertainty.
He snapped his way through a brief speech, hailing a new era and declaring-in the belligerent tone of a challenge to unidentified enemies-that science belonged to the people and that every man on the face of the globe had a right to a share of the advantages created by technological progress.
His hysterically belligerent manner was back, "I offered him more than anybody else did.
She added belligerently, "You don’t have to believe it.
The third had said, his voice belligerently insolent, that he would attempt the task on a ten-year contract at twenty-five thousand dollars a year-"After all, Miss Taggart, if you expect to make huge profits on that motor, it’s you who should pay for the gamble of my time.
You’ve got to prevent it!" she said, in the belligerent tone of a plea disguised as a command.
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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.