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machismo
(Spanish)


not immune to the unrelenting machismo influence
  exaggerated masculinity
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  • not immune to the unrelenting machismo influence
  • centuries of entrenched machismo
  • Sarge was legendary around the sheriff’s department for his bravery and machismo.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The machismo?
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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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.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The culture of ascent was characterized by intense competition and undiluted machismo, but for the most part, its constituents were concerned with impressing only one another.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • So what can this "great work" and its spirituality, sexual politics, code of machismo, and overwrought violence teach us?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice: Augustus, slumped in the café chair, pretended to be the tongue-tied, word-slurring Van Houten who could not so much as push himself out of his chair; I stood up to play a me all full of bluster and machismo, shouting, "Get up, you fat ugly old man!"
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • We were laughing because we found the level of machismo exaggerated.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • We tend to think of Latin America, with its legacy of machismo, as a man’s world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • It’s a new technothriller stocked with laser-guided weapons, gunboats, all flavors of machismo.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The bulls that crowd around him seem almost sweet, acting more like a bunch of Ferdinands than like fierce symbols of machismo.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It was the machismo anthem, and rarely could one visit zpulqueria without hearing at least several of its verses: Con dinero y sin dinero, With my pockets full or empty, hago siempre lo que quiero, I just do whatever’s tempting, y mi palabra es la ley.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • When Langdon reached the exit of the park, he swallowed his machismo and jammed on the brakes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But there is an element of machismo in the Sherpa culture that makes many men extremely reluctant to acknowledge physical infirmities.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I know all about Mexican men and your machismo.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • You Chicanos and your machismo," Lucky said to Cesar as he sat in a chair opposite Cesar’s holding pen.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
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Associated words [difficulty]:   machismo [6] , aficionado [7] , mano a mano [9]
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