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swagger
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "Likely I should refuse it," boomed Rakitin, obviously abashed, but carrying off his confusion with a swagger.
  • Mitya walked with a drunken swagger to the locked door, and began knocking to the Poles with his fist.
  • It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial was making such a sensation—retired army captain, an idle swaggerer, and reactionary bully—was continually involved in amorous intrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies "who were pining in solitude."

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  • The team swaggered onto the court—full of confidence.
  • The cowboy swaggered into the saloon with his holster unstrapped.

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