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When Dave was shown into the private office, he was still in the belligerent frame of mind, but when he saw a large fair man whirl in a revolving chair from dictating to a stenographer to face him, Dave's demeanor abruptly changed.
I come in amity," the stranger said, like one too much accustomed to the sight of arms to be startled at the ludicrously belligerent attitude which Dr.
The business of eating interposed a brief truce between the belligerents, but no sooner was supper disposed of than they were at it again.
So far, not a word had been exchanged between the belligerents.
Several very exciting skirmishes were in progress, when a loud shout attracted the attention even of the belligerents, and then there poured on to the platform, from a door at the side, a long line of gentlemen with their hats off, all looking behind them, and uttering vociferous cheers; the cause whereof was sufficiently explained when Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other real members of Parliament came to the front, amidst deafening shouts, and testified to each other in dumb motions that they had never seen such a glorious sight as that, in the whole course of thier public career.
The seconds retired, the gentleman on the camp-stool did the same, and the belligerents approached each other.
This being warmer work than they had calculated upon, speedily cooled the courage of the belligerents, who scrambled to their feet and called for quarter.
The manual reveals that the term "enemy combatant" has been replaced by the designation "unprivileged belligerent," and that journalists labeled as such are legitimate targets.
was extremely intoxicated and belligerent when they confronted him about 3:45 p.
Interestingly, he discusses not only how domestic politics in both Great Britain and the United States led to the outbreak of war, but also how domestic political squabbles also fueled opposition to the war within each of the belligerent nations.
11 ( ANI ): China is seen as a 'confident, belligerent and arrogant' country across the globe, state-run media reported.