aggressor


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one who starts a hostile action

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As thou lov'st thy life, On thy aggressor thou would'st turn, no stay Debating, if the law would bear thee out.
The mischiefs done were always so nicely timed, also, as further to shelter the aggressor. Thus, the times for revenge on Rosa and Jane, the two chamber maids, were always chosen in those seasons when (as not unfrequently happened) they were in disgrace with their mistress, when any complaint from them would of course meet with no sympathy.
It required a great deal of labour to satisfy the old man that Heathcliff was not the aggressor; especially with my hardly-wrung replies.
Because, even if the governing party in a State should be disposed to resist such temptations, yet as such temptations may, and commonly do, result from circumstances peculiar to the State, and may affect a great number of the inhabitants, the governing party may not always be able, if willing, to prevent the injustice meditated, or to punish the aggressors. But the national government, not being affected by those local circumstances, will neither be induced to commit the wrong themselves, nor want power or inclination to prevent or punish its commission by others.
If we violate the sanctity of this ceremonial, by any hostile movement on our part, it is we who incur the charge of faithlessness; and we doubt not that in both these instances the white men have been considered by the Blackfeet as the aggressors, and have, in consequence, been held up as men not to be trusted.
The fisherman was interrupted by a fresh discharge directed against the house, and by another pistol-shot which replied to the discharge and struck down the most daring of the aggressors. The rage of the soldiers was at its height.
You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. YOU have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it."
"You are very generous, gentlemen of the Guards," said Athos, full of rancor, for Jussac was one of the aggressors of the preceding day.
It may be asserted without fear of contradictions that in all the cases of outrages committed by Polynesians, Europeans have at some time or other been the aggressors, and that the cruel and bloodthirsty disposition of some of the islanders is mainly to be ascribed to the influence of such examples.
(19.) After returning from an exercise with another country, one aggressor pilot made the very astute observation that cultural/societal attitudes in this country would call for executing defensive counterair tactics very differently than the USAF's practice.
Japan's air force chief has been dismissed after publishing an essay that claimed Japan was pushed into the second world war by the US and was not an "aggressor" in the conflict in Asia.
The Iranian nation is unified and will cut off the hands of any aggressor, underlined President Ahmadinejad.
Nor can one justify self-defense in that it uses force only against guilty parties--for example, by asserting that what is wrong in the Dudley case is that the cabin boy was innocent--since self-defense is permitted even against innocent aggressors (for example, a psychotic aggressor or one who mistakenly believes he is being wrongly attacked).
Identifying the aggressor under international law; a principles approach.
Michael Wilkinson, defending, said Mrs Howarth was the initial aggressor in the incident outside Bar 56 in Crook, County Durham, on April.