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  • I asked Mami truculently.†   (source)
  • She arrived with suitcases, a green sack, a full-grown daughter, and a granddaughter, and found her brother truculent, inhospitable, embarrassed, and unforgiving.†   (source)
  • "Looks like you ain't just so awful pleased to have me boardin' with Pap," Shade began truculently, when it appeared that the girl was not going to open any conversation with him.†   (source)
  • 'You never trust me with information,' he whined truculently.†   (source)
  • I ain't got change for gold," the woman said truculently.†   (source)
  • It was as if truculent Anys was beside me, whispering impatiently in my ear.†   (source)
  • But he was refused confirmation by an increasingly truculent Senate.†   (source)
  • His only weapons against her were silence, truculence; he cultivated an occasional brooding intensity.†   (source)
  • Charles said truculently.†   (source)
  • "Where have you been?" he demanded truculently.†   (source)
  • He looks truculent.†   (source)
  • I want payment; that's what I want," he said truculently.†   (source)
  • My friends had assembled again, a far more somber, truculent group than before.†   (source)
  • (He turns and sees ROPER excited and truculent) ROPER But sir— MORE Now listen, Will†   (source)
  • Halleck was proving to be just as truculent as he had feared, and there were some amongst the black brothers whose hatred of the free folk was bone deep.   (source)
  • "No, there hasn't been any one else," she answered almost truculently.   (source)
    truculently = in a defiantly aggressive manner
  • Nor was she pleased by the High Sparrow's endless truculence and ingratitude.†   (source)
  • The truculence went out of the boy and a magnanimity took its place.†   (source)
  • Red crossed the street and went into the arena, truculent as a dog looking for a fight.†   (source)
  • Some years later, when Lord Farman of Faircastle grew truculent, Lord Tywin sent an envoy bearing a lute instead of a letter.†   (source)
  • And to Bran's astonishment, the truculent Umbers agreed to do as he commanded, though not without grumbling.†   (source)
  • His round white cap was cocked at an insolent tilt, his hands were clenched, and he glared at everything in the room with a scowl of injured truculence.†   (source)
  • "I'm but a poor man," he began truculently, "yit there ain't nobody can marry the gal I set out to wed and me stand by and say nothing."†   (source)
  • Teens are always going to be fascinated by people like Maggie the au pair and Billy G. and Pam P., and they should be fascinated by people like that, if only to get past the adolescent fantasy that to be rebellious and truculent and irresponsible is a good way to spend your life.†   (source)
  • They even defended him the night Colonel Cathcart tried to throw him out of the officers' club again, Yossarian rising truculently to intervene and Nately shouting out, 'Yossarian!' to restrain him.†   (source)
  • Two with fleshy physiques advanced truculently until they spied the look of mean dislike and hostility on Dobbs and Dunbar and noticed that Dobbs was still swinging like a two-handed club the wrought-iron ash stand he had used to smash things in the sitting room.†   (source)
  • And of course he got white pigeons and waited truculently for sadness and death until he'd proved his point.†   (source)
  • But the liquor slowed his reflexes as well as dulling the pain, and it made him more moody and truculent than ever.†   (source)
  • (then with defensive truculence) You think I fixed up a phony, don't you†   (source)
  • " Muley said truculently, "You ain't changed neither.†   (source)
  • Why shouldn't they be?" demanded Bert truculently.†   (source)
  • He strolled toward the truck, looking truculent and stern.†   (source)
  • He walks with a tough, truculent swagger and his good-natured face is set in sullen suspicion.†   (source)
  • HOPE—(stung into recovering all his old fuming truculence) Is that so?†   (source)
  • Their manner as they enter hardens into a brazen defensive truculence.†   (source)
  • Gerald was likable, and the neighbors learned in time what the children, negroes and dogs discovered at first sight, that a kind heart, a ready and sympathetic ear and an open pocketbook lurked just behind his bawling voice and his truculent manner.†   (source)
  • Whatever it was, if it existed at all, it had relieved Barnard's breathlessness and Mallinson's truculence; both had dined well, finding satisfaction in eating rather than talk.†   (source)
  • I don' wanna," said Yussie truculently.†   (source)
  • These two are also of the same position, but the Count impressed me as a man of somewhat truculent disposition.†   (source)
  • She saw that Sykes had kicked all of the clothes together again, and now stood in her way truculently, his whole manner hoping, praying, for an argument.†   (source)
  • Archie and Scarlett were a queerly assorted pair, the truculent dirty old man with his wooden peg sticking stiffly out over the dashboard and the pretty, neatly dressed young woman with forehead puckered in an abstracted frown.†   (source)
  • Conway felt that most of all this was rather needlessly truculent, and he was just about to intervene when the reply came, still with immense dignity: "I can only assure you, Mr. Mallinson, that you will be honorably treated and that ultimately you will have no regrets."†   (source)
  • Muley's face was smooth and unwrinkled, but it wore the truculent look of a bad child, the mouth held tight and small, the little eyes half scowling, half petulant.†   (source)
  • The truculence left the fat man's face.†   (source)
  • He attempts to hide his defenselessness behind a testy truculent manner, but this has never fooled anyone.†   (source)
  • All the truculence leaves their faces.†   (source)
  • CORA—(turns on him truculently) Yeah?†   (source)
  • He stares at Rocky truculently   (source)
  • They glare at him truculently.†   (source)
  • (truculently) What's it to yuh†   (source)
  • Bitter and truculent when excited, I spoke as I felt, without reserve or softening.†   (source)
  • His face was very truculent, grey and massive, with black cavernous nostrils and circled by a scanty white fur.†   (source)
  • "You'll perhaps batten down your hatches till you're spoke to, my friend," cried Silver truculently to this speaker.†   (source)
  • His manner is so threatening that she retreats as he comes at her truculently, driving her down the yard.†   (source)
  • I remember her bringing me up to a truculent and red-faced old gentleman covered all over with orders and ribbons, and hissing into my ear, in a tragic whisper which must have been perfectly audible to everybody in the room, the most astounding details.†   (source)
  • Truculent: 'When you smoke your pipe....suppose That the tobacco-smoke spouts from your nose— Do not the neighbors, as the fumes rise higher, Cry terror-struck: "The chimney is afire"?'†   (source)
  • He has the self-confidence of one who has made money, and something of the truculence of one who has made it in a brutalizing struggle, his civility having under it a perceptible menace that he has other methods in reserve if necessary.†   (source)
  • On state occasions he would tread on his master's heels, one hand on the haft of his kriss, keeping the common people at a distance by his truculent brooding glances.†   (source)
  • The very Tamb' Itam, marching on our journeys upon the heels of his white lord, with his head thrown back, truculent and be-weaponed like a janissary, with kriss, chopper, and lance (besides carrying Jim's gun); even Tamb' Itam allowed himself to put on the airs of uncompromising guardianship, like a surly devoted jailer ready to lay down his life for his captive.†   (source)
  • I too listened; but there was no sound in the house: and I knew that the old priest was lying still in his coffin as we had seen him, solemn and truculent in death, an idle chalice on his breast.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There were huge stalwart men, brown with exposure, long-haired, and clothed in fantastic rags; there were middle-sized youths, of truculent countenance, and similarly clad; there were blind mendicants, with patched or bandaged eyes; crippled ones, with wooden legs and crutches; diseased ones, with running sores peeping from ineffectual wrappings; there was a villain-looking pedlar with his pack; a knife-grinder, a tinker, and a barber-surgeon, with the implements of their trades; som†   (source)
  • Valentin remained, and the two men, in their respective places, sat out the rest of the performance, which was also enjoyed by Mademoiselle Nioche and her truculent admirer.†   (source)
  • This beastly, incorrigible truculence comes from your mother, Hera, whom I keep but barely in my power, say what I will.†   (source)
  • The field was thus open to the laborious and truculent Noah.†   (source)
  • Virag truculent, his jowl set, stares at the lamp†   (source)
  • he passes, struck by the stare of truculent Wellington, but in the convex mirror grin unstruck the bonham eyes and fatchuck cheekchops of Jollypoldy the rixdix doldy.†   (source)
  • funeral (rite of Samuel): the advertisement of Alexander Keyes (Urim and Thummim): the unsubstantial lunch (rite of Melchisedek): the visit to museum and national library (holy place): the bookhunt along Bedford row, Merchants' Arch, Wellington Quay (Simchath Torah): the music in the Ormond Hotel (Shira Shirim): the altercation with a truculent troglodyte in Bernard Kiernan's premises (holocaust): a blank period of time including a cardrive, a visit to a house of mourning, a leavetaking (wilderness): the eroticism produced by feminine exhibitionism (rite of Onan): the prolonged delivery of Mrs Mina Purefoy (heave offering): the visit to the disorderly house of Mrs Bella Cohen, 82 Tyron†   (source)
  • CREON Thou art as sullen in thy yielding mood As in thine anger thou wast truculent.†   (source)
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