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He was prepared for anything, from a frightened calf or fawn to a belligerent lion, but he was not prepared for what he saw.
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.
He did not wait for the bull to reach him, for something in the appearance or the voice of the attacker aroused within the ape-man a feeling of belligerent antagonism that would not be denied.
But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him, mane bristling, ears laid back, lips writhing and snarling, jaws clipping together as fast as he could snap, and eyes diabolically gleaming--the incarnation of belligerent fear.
I spoke to the cook about it, when I went on deck to take up my duties in the galley, and though I had looked forward to a surly answer, I had not expected the belligerent harangue that I received.
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.
This collection of primary documents focuses on the work during years of peace in preparation for war, covering a number of significant periods in the history of the rights of belligerents at sea.
Irate belligerents could easily find examples of neutral states trading with the enemy, and the ease with which belligerents could violate the air space and territorial waters of defenceless neutrals further eroded neutral status.
Although on the face of it, the civil wars experienced by Lebanon and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in recent decades might seem because of their significant differences to not be recommended for a comparative study of conflict resolution, the author of this work insists that the hold much in common from a conceptual standpoint, noting that both were protracted, were heavily internationalized, had externally mediated negotiated settlements play a critical role in their termination, and never had secession seriously considered by any belligerents.
do little more than provide convenient labels for enculturated preferences -- yet serve as rallying cries for belligerents everywhere.
The brief contends that "enemy belligerents are detained, not based on probable cause or other important domestic constitutional principles, but because of their armed belligerency, capture, and continuing threat to American interests.
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.