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machismo -- (Spanish)
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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Symbologists often remarked that France—a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short—could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.
  • When Langdon reached the exit of the park, he swallowed his machismo and jammed on the brakes.

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  • not immune to the unrelenting machismo influence
  • centuries of entrenched machismo

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