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pugnacious
used in The Mill on the Floss

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combative in tone (as though ready to fight)
  • "Gore's no fool; you needn't tell me that," he observed presently, in a pugnacious tone, as if poor Gritty had been urging that lawyer's capabilities; "but, you see, he isn't up to the law as Wakem is.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (45% in)

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