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swagger
used in The Fountainhead

4 uses
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Definition
walk or behave in a highly confident or proud manner — often arrogant and sometimes to impress or intimidate others
  • As he spoke, his voice kept losing its swaggering gaiety, and it slipped to a dead flatness on the last sentences.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (35% in)
  • Guy Francon ended with a flourish, raising his right arm in a sweeping salute; informal, but with an air, that gay, swaggering air which Guy Francon could always permit himself.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Roark, who seems to be a publicity hound, received reporters with an air of swaggering insolence and stated that the public mind was hash.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (26% in)
  • His pose in the witness chair was strange: his torso slumped to one side with swaggering ease, an elbow on the chair's arm; but his feet were planted awkwardly straight, and his knees were pressed tight together.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (65% in)

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