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eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant

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Brecht, bewildered and unnerved, reacted to this revolt of the masses with a mixture of truculent bluff and sentimental pathos in his private diaries.

—p.142 Presentation IV (142) by Francis Mulhern, Perry Anderson, Rodney Livingstone
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echoed GM's truculent stance

—p.112 I Am a Man (107) by Steven Greenhouse
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Truculent busboys splashed uneaten soup on them as they sped past

—p.71 by Thomas Pynchon
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They were voluble, excitable, high-spirited, quarrelsome, truculent and aggressive. Not like ‘us’ at all.

—p.88 by Stuart Hall
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In the early 1990s, I made the truculent, unprovable assertion that if Chinese grandmaster Hou Hsiao-hsien were French, he’ d be the darling of Manhattan’s Upper West Side

—p.255 Part III: Notes Toward a Syllabus (191) by J. Hoberman
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shambling and slightly truculent

—p.115 by Walter Morison
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7 years ago


put truculent labor unions in their place

—p.226 Playing God: The Rebirth of Family Capitalism (223) by Steve Fraser
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3 years ago


innovation is so widespread and its goodness so seemingly self-evident that questioning it might seem bizarre and truculent, like criticizing beauty, science, or penicillin

—p.56 The Innovator’s Agenda (52) by John Patrick Leary
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4 years, 9 months ago


He stood in a truculent posture, legs apart

—p.361 What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick (355) missing author
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3 years, 9 months ago


the stark confrontational truculence of each makes them of the moment to me

—p.xxx Introduction (xi) by A S Hamrah
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a very definite tendency to sound truculent because you want no one to think you are soft

—p.13 My Dungeon Shook (11) by James Baldwin
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Around lights-out, Prisoner 1037 gets a little truculent at the overdone theatrics

—p.74 DOUGLAS PAVLICEK (73) by Richard Powers
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carried his bald head the way a certain kind of truculent person carries his butt

—p.210 by Mary Gaitskill
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I am not of that leftist breed that piously proclaims that everything is open to criticism, and then, when asked to produce three major criticisms of Marx, lapses into truculent silence.

—p.ix Preface (ix) by Terry Eagleton
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6 years, 7 months ago