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- 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)
There are no more uses of "belligerent" in The Poisonwood Bible.
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