a tough and belligerent sergeant from the Southwest who told them he could beat hell out of any man in his outfit and was ready to prove it.
He had a grizzled, broad-browed head with iron-gray tufts over his eyes and a blunt and belligerent jaw.
’Why?’ she demanded belligerently, her mouth curling suddenly into a vehement sneer and her eyes flashing with anger.
’I’m the best friend you’ve got and you don’t even know it,’ he asserted belligerently, and walked out of the chaplain’s tent.
’Your name is Fortiori,’ Major Sanderson contradicted him belligerently.
’What atheists?’ he bellowed defensively, his whole manner changing in a flash to one of virtuous and belligerent denial.
Yossarian interrupted with belligerent misgiving.
He snarled belligerently at superior officers, even at Major Danby, and was crude and surly and profane even in front of the chaplain, who was afraid of Dunbar now and seemed to be wasting away also.
Major Major’s unexpected promotion to major the next day plunged the belligerent sergeant into a bottomless gloom, for he was no longer able to boast that he could beat hell out of any man in his outfit.
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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.