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swagger
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
walk or behave in a highly confident or proud manner — often arrogant and sometimes to impress or intimidate others
  • "Likely I should refuse it," boomed Rakitin, obviously abashed, but carrying off his confusion with a swagger.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (72% in)
  • Mitya walked with a drunken swagger to the locked door, and began knocking to the Poles with his fist.
    Book 8 — Mitya (96% in)
  • It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial was making such a sensation—retired army captain, an idle swaggerer, and reactionary bully—was continually involved in amorous intrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies "who were pining in solitude."
    Book 11 — Ivan (12% in)

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