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belligerent
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
hostile (the attitude of one eager to fight); or one already engaged in a fight or war
  • But I imagine Father was belligerent about it.
    Book 5 — Exodus (84% in)
belligerent = hostile (had an attitude of one eager to fight)
  • The faraway look of her eyes must have been the muntu of Ruth May, chained to this briefly belligerent child through forelife, life, and afterlife, peering out through her sockets.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (50% in)

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