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He prances or swims triumphantly back to the boss, head held high while truculently tossing the subdued goose this way and that.
It's what she's there for," he responds truculently pointing to Nic, having reached that difficult age when public displays of affection are unacceptable.
Instead, Neville Blond, in a letter to Hugh Willatt on 14 April replied truculently: The Arts Council's appeal to "commonly accepted practices" (by which you seek to justify your demands) constitutes an unhealthy and unnecessary interference with the liberty of the theatre [and] ...
Belluschi, by contrast, confected a truculently windowless monolith that did daily battle with the urban logic of Upper Broadway.
From 1947 on, the poet was--against the odds seeking to affirm their "relationship" through epistles to Cassady that were, it seems (though we have none of the replies), truculently or abruptly answered.
Though Cyril willingly and enthusiastically positions himself within broader historical narratives, the bulk of the film shows him for the most part truculently reluctant to engage with more local, intimate stories.
Like a herd, the whole hundred or more of us trudged truculently to the other carousel, which with a reassuring warning blare came suddenly to life.
"The first time I think that I actually had a conversation with Elgar was at a performance of his Cello Concerto when he approached me rather truculently and said 'I am surprised, Dr Vaughan Williams, that you care to listen to this vulgar stuff'.
Rogerson would have none of this, singling out for praise what he defined as 'one of the remarkable characteristics of the British soldier, that when by every law of nature he should have been utterly weary and 'fed-up' he invariably managed to be almost truculently cheerful'.
Only an uningratiating 1875 self-portrait of the barrel-chested painter glowering truculently against a background of pink wallpaper recalls the smoldering anxiety of the earlier works.
Although Nana's sole prop in the illustration is a wine glass, with which she is gesticulating either gaily or truculently, the "mania" that Nana develops is not for alcohol, but for consumer goods.
Yet even a truculently conservative United States and an occasionally self-indulgent Europe share abiding vital interests.
None of that convinced Fulham boss Chris Coleman, who even now truculently insists that Halsey cost his side a 2-0 interval lead and the opportunity for a famous victory against the all-conquering Gunners.
And yet, were it not for those social and masculine pressures, it is difficult to imagine that women would make some of the "personal" choices they now truculently defend.
In any event, there is some evidence that the phase of being "aggressively Australian" may now have passed, in much the same way that most teenagers eventually grow out of being truculently self-absorbed and start to discover that they are not unique nor necessarily the most interesting people in the world.