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truculent

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Definition defiantly aggressive
  • My friends had assembled again, a far more somber, truculent group than before.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I want payment; that's what I want," he said truculently.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Truculently they squared up to each other but kept just out of fighting distance.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Nor was she pleased by the High Sparrow's endless truculence and ingratitude.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "You'll perhaps batten down your hatches till you're spoke to, my friend," cried Silver truculently to this speaker.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • She really was a most charming girl, and might have passed for a captive fairy, whom that truculent Ogre, Old Barley, had pressed into his service.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • (He turns and sees ROPER excited and truculent) ROPER But sir— MORE Now listen, Will.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • They all featured a truculent, slightly geeky anti-hero.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • These two are also of the same position, but the Count impressed me as a man of somewhat truculent disposition.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He was still clutching the sword of Gryffindor, and wore a strange look: half truculent, half intrigued.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "Where have you been?" he demanded truculently.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • CREON Thou art as sullen in thy yielding mood As in thine anger thou wast truculent.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • 'You never trust me with information,' he whined truculently.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But he was refused confirmation by an increasingly truculent Senate.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It was as if truculent Anys was beside me, whispering impatiently in my ear.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • A truculent little budgie waited until I nearly trod on her before flitting away.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Triceratops: the size and gray color of an elephant, with the truculent stance of a rhino.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I asked Mami truculently.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • This beastly, incorrigible truculence comes from your mother, Hera, whom I keep but barely in my power, say what I will.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • His manner is so threatening that she retreats as he comes at her truculently, driving her down the yard.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara

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