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.
Belligerent as a bull terrier, she marched up to him.
Cornelia Funke -- Inkheart
He strutted around with a belligerent and tough attitude.
Wilson Rawls -- Where the Red Fern Grows
He maintained a belligerent attitude toward all well-dressed men.
Stephen Crane -- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
"That’s right," said Mitchell Layton belligerently, as if he expected everyone to disagree and was insulting them in advance.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
The white brothers looked uncomfortable and some of the Harlem brothers belligerent.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
the man turned a hard, belligerent face to him.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
The rogue commander was getting more and more belligerent, the United States more and more concerned.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
I tilted my head back and glared at him, embarrassment making me lash out, belligerent.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
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the Indians were not belligerent and it was apparent that Gus had merely struck the wrong bunch at the wrong time, in the wrong manner.
Larry McMurtry -- Lonesome Dove
Now the woman is turning intellectual, and will insist on a belligerent discussion of politics, and will doubtless order him to abolish slavery in the South at once.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
"A fella got to eat," he began; and then, belligerently, "A fella got a right to eat."
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
Now Lennie retorted belligerently, "He ain’t neither."
John Steinbeck -- Of Mice and Men
"I’m not a child," he muttered in a deeper tone than usual, his chin jutting out belligerently.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
"What’re you trying to do," the white man asked belligerently, "kill this man’s sale?"
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
"What I do now?" he demanded belligerently.
Richard Wright -- Native Son
Jason glared at him and said belligerently, "Can I have some breakfast, please?"
Jim Stovall -- The Ultimate Gift
The littlest dragon followed us to the cave, not belligerently (although I don’t trust anything with teeth that size)
Robert A. Heinlein -- Glory Road
Someone needs to be able to shoot potential belligerents,
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
As soon as they let him out, he’d fight another soldier or get belligerent with an officer and they’d throw him back in.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her expression is unmistakably belligerent.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
The belligerent, I’m-sticking-up-for-my-rights way George was looking at him had sparked Jack’s own temper.
Stephen King -- The Shining
"So you say," challenged Orik, ever more belligerent.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
At last, after several hours, when sundry summer-houses had been pulled down, and some area-railings had been torn up, to arm the more belligerent spirits, a rumour got about that the Guards were coming.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
Downstairs Graf began to bark, an insistent, belligerent alarm announcing a strange car in the driveway.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
He was belligerent and edgy as he led us down the street and then pushed us roughly into a taxi.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
The Inspector’s tone was belligerent.
Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
With luck, thought the tuxedoed manager, the explanation that an impetuous bartender had mistaken a belligerent drunk for something far more serious would be acceptable to the police.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
he was in belligerent mood;
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Old Stew might rant, he might take you by the collar, become belligerent, even stumble on the stairs when going to sleep, but none of it was a surprise.
Chang-rae Lee -- Native Speaker
I ask warily but less belligerently.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
echoed Juliet belligerently, still a bit miffed over the mesmerizing.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
...in the belligerently righteous style of a third-rate tabloid; her economics consisted of the assertion that "we’ve got to help the poor."
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
He was very happy, he wrote and in belligerently underlined words threatened that he intended to stay that way.
Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
From our co-belligerents the Skinnies we knew that many missing troopers were alive as prisoners
Robert A. Heinlein -- Starship Troopers
he asked belligerently.
Alice Sebold -- Lucky
But I imagine Father was belligerent about it.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him ... —the incarnation of belligerent fear.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
There was also hopeless confusion in the corridors of the centre, where a mood of belligerent self-confidence prevailed.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
A part-grown puppy, somewhat larger and older than he, came toward him slowly, with ostentatious and belligerent importance.
Jack London -- White Fang
the kid asked, sounding a lot less belligerent and much more weirded out.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
Out of the hundreds of thousands of species, I can only think of seven which are belligerent.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
But what about when ... or they are just belligerent and rude?
William P. Young -- The Shack
"He reshapes the world," I whispered, belligerent.
John Gardner -- Grendel
The tone’s still belligerent.
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
he was annoyed by such background thoughts as had never weakened him in his days of belligerent conformity.
Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
a belligerent argument
Steve Lopez -- The Soloist
it was more belligerent;
Eudora Welty -- The Golden Apples
The belligerent Martin who had carried off Leora had not thought about romance, because in his clumsy way he had been romantic.