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belligerent
used in Atlas Shrugged

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hostile (the attitude of one eager to fight); or one already engaged in a fight or war
  • ...in the belligerently righteous style of a third-rate tabloid; her economics consisted of the assertion that "we've got to help the poor."
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (47% in)
belligerently = with a manner of one eager to fight
  • "Well, Bertram Scudder said that your policy-" the man started belligerently, pointing toward the bar, but stopped, as if he had slid farther than he intended.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (36% in)
  • She added belligerently, "You don't have to believe it.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (79% in)
  • His hysterically belligerent manner was back, "I offered him more than anybody else did.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (23% in)
  • His mother came in with an air of belligerent defensiveness.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (82% in)
  • The third had said, his voice belligerently insolent, that he would attempt the task on a ten-year contract at twenty-five thousand dollars a year-"After all, Miss Taggart, if you expect to make huge profits on that motor, it's you who should pay for the gamble of my time.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (37% in)
  • "I'm delighted to see you, of course," Taggart said cautiously, then added belligerently, to balance it, "But if you think you're going to-"
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (60% in)
  • His voice was belligerent and shaky.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (3% in)
  • He saw defensively belligerent men and tastelessly dressed women-he saw mean, rancorous, suspicious faces that bore the one mark incompatible with a standard bearer of the intellect: the mark of uncertainty.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (7% in)
  • He snapped his way through a brief speech, hailing a new era and declaring-in the belligerent tone of a challenge to unidentified enemies-that science belonged to the people and that every man on the face of the globe had a right to a share of the advantages created by technological progress.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (23% in)
  • You've got to prevent it!" she said, in the belligerent tone of a plea disguised as a command.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (70% in)
  • He said it belligerently and drew back a little.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (35% in)

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