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used in Notes from the Underground

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walk or behave in a highly confident or proud manner — often arrogant and sometimes to impress or intimidate others
  • But, gentlemen, whoever can pride himself on his diseases and even swagger over them?
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (16% in)
  • During his last year at school he came in for an estate of two hundred serfs, and as almost all of us were poor he took up a swaggering tone among us.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (8% in)
  • He was vulgar in the extreme, but at the same time he was a good-natured fellow, even in his swaggering.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (9% in)
  • In spite of superficial, fantastic and sham notions of honour and dignity, all but very few of us positively grovelled before Zverkov, and the more so the more he swaggered.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (10% in)
  • Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German—a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms—a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • I was so delighted at this that, as I signed the IOU with a swaggering air, I told him casually that the night before "I had been keeping it up with some friends at the Hotel de Paris; we were giving a farewell party to a comrade, in fact, I might say a friend of my childhood, and you know—a desperate rake, fearfully spoilt—of course, he belongs to a good family, and has considerable means, a brilliant career; he is witty, charming, a regular Lovelace, you understand; we drank an...
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (6% in)

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