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The Australian-born actor enjoyed a distinguished stage, film and TV career but was best known for playing the pugnacious barrister Rumpole.
Coventry man of the match: Carlton Palmer - back to his pugnacious best.
Fox News Channel's pugnacious firebrand Hannity is television's most vocal defender of President Donald Trump.
G first exploded onto the Manc scene last year, their belligerent fusion of heavy guitars and pugnacious hip-hop delivery resembling a supergroup comprised of Lethal Bizzle, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Royal Blood.
She discusses the Chevalier/e d'Eon: transgender heroine or pugnacious diplomat, Anne Lister's love for women and the natural self, Richard Johnson and the sacrifice of the self, and Edith Ellis and the new life.
How he is sorely missed by some of us in our tiny human rights community, to which divisive, pugnacious and quarrelsome President Duterte gives no importance, judging by his 'kill-pa-more population reduction program.
Devendra Bishoo played in his usual pugnacious manner but Abbas' insistence to captain Misbah ul Haq for another over reaped immediate rewards when Bishoo lifted an on-drive to Yasir Shah at mid-on.