pugnacity


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In the course of his earlier two administrations in the 1990s, his detractors accused him of hotheadedness and pugnacity.
During his two previous administrations he earned a reputation for hotheadedness and pugnacity.
In the spring of 1917, the continuing and expanding German pugnacity on the high seas coupled with the revelation of the nefarious Zimmerman telegram, forced an agonized President Woodrow Wilson to abrogate his reelection pledge to stay out of the fight.
And her expression, as she leans on a bicycle, is a mesmerizing blend of self-possession and pugnacity that all but says aloud, "Whether you like me or not, I am going to rule your world.
Palestinians don't fire rockets on Israel out of a feeling of insolence, or arrogance or even pugnacity and bellicosity.
These unconventional attacks were put down to the pugnacity of the man who styled himself after Dada Kondke, the Marathi acting icon known for his use of innuendo and double entendre.
Cook's comments reflected the prevailing tone at Money2020, an event characterized by pugnacity and not the blandness that so often flowers at financial industry conferences.
Yet Erusalimskii's attempt to posit mendacity in the service of juridical pugnacity could raise additional suspicions concerning Kurbskii's authorship of the History.
with a suggestion of closed fists and pugnacity about his hands, one of which always grasped an umbrella very firmly'.
But all credit to the Egyptian and his tenacity and pugnacity as he pulled himself out of the harm's way with remarkable recovery, especially in the final three games.
It's that freedom from expectations--and the group's carnal pugnacity, the innuendo-laden horns, and Cherry's sleepy, carefree vocals--that makes The Cherry Thing enjoyable.
The race is the toughest competition Bradley has faced since he took office, but the district attorney known for his self-confidence and pugnacity, said Duty's backing from those involved in the Morton case doesn't worry him.
Then, with a run of six par fours to finish, it's a course which has the pugnacity to say 'this is what we are, and this is what we do'.
Save for the candidate himself, no one could have been more pleased than Ken Langone, the legendary investment banker who had organized the fundraiser and who, armed with a fat Rolodex and pugnacity of a by-the-bootstraps billionaire, wants nothing more than to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.
Even if Lewis had not offended him, Hemingway's treatment of Robert McAlmon makes clear that past good deeds could not inoculate friends against the author's future pugnacity.