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For Glaucon, who is always the most pugnacious of men, was dissatisfied at Thrasymachus' retirement; he wanted to have the battle out.
Brayne would pour supplies into the impoverished and pugnacious Church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
As he made the demand he spat out a mouthful of blood and teeth and shoved his pugnacious face close to Oofty-Oofty.
Oh, just for a week or so," he answered lightly, "and as to regaining possession of it," he went on, a slightly pugnacious instinct stirring him, "I don't imagine that there'll be any difficulty about that.
His long, red moustache determined the character of his physiognomy, which struck me as pugnacious in
Gore's no fool; you needn't tell me that," he observed presently, in a pugnacious tone, as if poor Gritty had been urging that lawyer's capabilities; "but, you see, he isn't up to the law as Wakem is.
D'Antonio draws upon interviews with Trump and many of his family members, including all of his adult children, to form a vivid picture of both Trump the pugnacious and outspoken American icon, and Trump the mortal man, whose life has been marked by stormy romances and the relentless pursuit of power.
Born in South London, Maloney made his name as a pugnacious boxing manager and promoter, most notably guiding Lennox Lewis to the Heavyweight Championship of the world.
Paceman Adam Milne bowled Gayle off the inside edge after a typically pugnacious 33ball innings from the Jamaican lefthander that featured two fours and eight sixes.
In the last three decades, I have watched her mature from a pugnacious punkette to a political pop star.
Hoskins' career was built on his pugnacious features, but many of his roles allowed him to display vulnerability and tenderness behind the snarls.
This kind of less-than-charitable Cold War rhetoric, which I regularly hear from so many pugnacious American radio talk-show hosts and guests, is out of date in view of the fact that the fall of the Soviet Union came about (surprise, surprise) in a peaceful manner circa 1991.