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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.
She had signaled us to stop, and our skipper had ignored the order; but now she had her gun trained on us, and the second shot grazed the cabin, warning the belligerent tug-captain that it was time to obey.
No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry--only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs.
In truth, it was raining cats and dogs, such belligerent shower all unprovoked by him who had picked no quarrels nor even been aware of his enemies until they assailed him.
Today, there is no prospect of a political solution being present other than - and it's the last hope - the meeting being held tomorrow in Vienna under United Nations auspices, where all belligerents will be present and where he hope an agenda for peace will be drawn up," Le Drian stated.
President Trump must come to understand that unless the belligerents facing Israel in the Middle East miraculously eschew their own ideologies, peace in the Middle East is not only improbable, it is impossible.
The term unprivileged belligerents could have allowed military commanders to detain journalists indefinitely outside the rules of war without charge or trial.
However, journalists may be members of the armed forces, persons authorized to accompany the armed forces, or unprivileged belligerents.
The 1,176-page book states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents," an obscure term that replaced "unlawful enemy combatant" that was first used during the administration of President George W.
If the belligerents do not take this more seriously, we will impose more severe sanctions," the American diplomat warned, without saying who would be affected.
Those dynamics are understood as the geographic expansion/constriction of the qualitatively-identified modes of operations of the belligerents under study during a defined period of time.