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used in Catch-22

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hostile (the attitude of one eager to fight); or one already engaged in a fight or war
  • a tough and belligerent sergeant from the Southwest who told them he could beat hell out of any man in his outfit and was ready to prove it.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (21% in)
belligerent = showing the attitude of one eager to fight
  • He had a grizzled, broad-browed head with iron-gray tufts over his eyes and a blunt and belligerent jaw.
    Chapter 4 — Doc Daneeka (71% in)
  • Major Major's unexpected promotion to major the next day plunged the belligerent sergeant into a bottomless gloom, for he was no longer able to boast that he could beat hell out of any man in his outfit.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (23% in)
  • 'Why?' she demanded belligerently, her mouth curling suddenly into a vehement sneer and her eyes flashing with anger.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (81% in)
  • 'What atheists?' he bellowed defensively, his whole manner changing in a flash to one of virtuous and belligerent denial.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (65% in)
  • 'I'm the best friend you've got and you don't even know it,' he asserted belligerently, and walked out of the chaplain's tent.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (88% in)
  • 'Your name is Fortiori,' Major Sanderson contradicted him belligerently.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (48% in)
  • He snarled belligerently at superior officers, even at Major Danby, and was crude and surly and profane even in front of the chaplain, who was afraid of Dunbar now and seemed to be wasting away also.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (2% in)
  • Yossarian interrupted with belligerent misgiving.
    Chapter 40 — Catch-22 (64% in)

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