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swagger

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Definition walk or behave in a highly confident or proud manner — often arrogant and sometimes to impress or intimidate others
  • The team swaggered onto the court—full of confidence.
swaggered = walked and behaved in a highly confident manner
  • The cowboy swaggered into the saloon with his holster unstrapped.
  • swaggered = walked in a highly confident manner
  • I quickly started to pick up on their lingo and style, the swagger of my new teammates and neighborhood friends.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • swagger = highly confident walk and behavior
  • He takes clear delight in swaggering up and down the rows of men.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • swaggering = walking in a highly confident manner
  • He was imitating her swaggering way of speaking, as if she cared about nothing.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • swaggering = highly confident
  • King and his boys swagger down the aisle.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • swagger = walk in a highly confident manner
  • We were a proud pair, dropping by the pool hall, playing a quick game of eight ball, and then, as the sky darkened, swaggering down the sidewalk.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • swaggering = walking in a highly confident manner
  • For Bernard left the room with a swagger, exulting, as he banged the door behind him, in the thought that he stood alone, embattled against the order of things; elated by the intoxicating consciousness of his individual significance and importance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • swagger = highly confident walk and behavior
  • They would swagger and pick on outsiders and persecute anyone who didn't speak as they did.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • swagger = walk and behave in a highly confident manner
  • I grumble and swat and swagger. I beat my chest till the whole world hears.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • swagger = behave in a highly confident manner
  • McNab the father swaggers bare-armed out the front door, bellowing back, "Do yer homework!"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • swaggers = walks in a highly confident manner
  • He did not go skipping and prancing, but moved with a dignified swagger as became a pirate who felt that the public eye was on him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • swagger = confidence or pride
  • He cautioned her about the catches on the windows and doors and swaggered off to Winter Park.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • swaggered = walked in a highly confident manner
  • She talked with a swagger, seeming to be proud of this fact.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • swagger = highly confident manner
  • In fact, his conduct approached that of a bully, and he was given to swaggering up and down before Spitz's very nose.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • swaggering = walking in a highly confident manner
  • He reflected that this coalition of four young, brave, enterprising, and active men ought to have some other object than swaggering walks, fencing lessons, and practical jokes, more or less witty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • swaggering = displaying pride and confidence
  • The impermanence of a collapsible church added to the frivolity, and their eyes flashed and winked and the girls giggled little silver drops in the dusk while the boys postured and swaggered and pretended not to notice.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • swaggered = walked or behaved in a highly confident manner
  • I swaggered down the sidewalk.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • swaggered = walked in a highly confident manner
  • And Maniac knew that despite the swagger and the scowl and the chocolate stogie, Mars Bar Thompson was one uneasy dude.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • swagger = highly confident walk and behavior
  • Russell and Piper, kiddie Cobras, pop their own beer cans, guzzle, swagger, belch, smoke, curse.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
swagger = walk or behave in a highly confident manner

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