• WordNet 3.6
    • v aggress take the initiative and go on the offensive "The Serbs attacked the village at night","The visiting team started to attack"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aggress Aggression. "Their military aggresses on others."
    • Aggress take the initiative and go on the offensive, as in a game.
    • v. i Aggress To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; -- with on.
    • v. t Aggress To set upon; to attack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aggress To make an attack; commit the first act of hostility or offense; begin a quarrel or controversy; hence, to act on the offensive.
    • aggress To encroach; intrude; be or become intrusive.
    • aggress To attack.
    • n aggress Aggression; attack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Aggress ag-gres′ to make a first attack: to begin a quarrel: to intrude
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  • Ted Solotaroff
    Ted Solotaroff
    “Aggression, the writer's main source of energy.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.”
  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
  • Bette Davis
    “My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aggressus, p. p. of aggredi, to go to, approach; ad, + gradi, to step, go, gradus, step: cf. OF. aggresser,. See Grade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aggredi, -gressusad, to, gradi, to step.


In literature:

By agreement among nations, effort has been made to discountenance aggressive warfare.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
While remaining subject to orders, the stimulus is lacking for that aggressive energy, indispensable to bring to the front.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
It is not the aggressively just fulfilment of obligation which one finds in New England.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
He was a padre too; but his uniform was not aggressively new.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Wars begin, as a rule, by an act of aggression.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
This, I repeat, is no argument for the perpetuation of the old ways of aggression.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
They are aggressively German in sentiment, language, character and Kultur.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Few gifts had Mackenzie for the aggressive old chief.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
He was obviously direct from some eastern city, though not aggressively so.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The company's business was being cut down by the operations of its aggressive rival.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
The ministers, teachers and other rural leaders need the training which will equip them in positive and aggressive social construction.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
It is filled with enthusiasm, with ever-increasing arrogance and persistent aggression.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
During May, June, and July the Indians were very aggressive all along the South Platte and North Platte routes.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
Burns was a man of sturdy independence; too often this independence became aggressive.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
You've tried strength, intelligence, and aggressiveness, haven't you, Joe?
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Europe's aggression stirred sleeping Asia, and Japan gave promise of beating her teachers at their own game.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
He was a grizzled, aggressive man, this Commander, but his face lighted up wonderfully at the recital.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
The period of aggressive Imperialism has passed away.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
His first efforts were acts of hostility, his exhortations were entirely aggressive, and his appeal was to the masses.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
In the main, however, the demand for Americanism took on an aggressive, jingoistic, red-white-and-blue tinge.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl

In poetry:

Nothing, in brief, but maudlin confession,
Irresponse to human aggression,
Amid the precipitation, down-float
Of insubstantial manna,
Lifting the faint susurrus
Of his subjective hosannah.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
His Indicative some new aggression foreshews—
His Potential means plunder to friends and to foes—
His Subjunctive denotes turning Saints into Cash—
His Optative aims at these Islands a dash:
"The New French Grammar Analysed" by Thomas Stott
Long years we have suffered opprobrium and wrong,
But we clung to your side with affection so strong,
That at last, in mere wanton aggression, you broke
All the ties of our hearts with one murderous stroke.
"Farewell To Brother Jonathan" by Anonymous Americas
But even morons think a while
When trembling on the brink a while
Of chaos, and they've lately come to see,
Subtracting his aggressiveness
And picturesque expressiveness.
There's noting much remaining of John T.
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
October blasts had strown the wreaths that erstwhile hung so gay,
Above the brows of Queenston Heights where we impatient lay;
Niagara fretted at our feet, as chafing at his post,
And impotence to turn the fleets that bore the aggressive host.
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act III" by Sarah Anne Curzon

In news:

Robin Roberts' Condition Shouldn't Frighten Women From Aggressive Breast Cancer Treatment.
Robin Roberts' condition shouldn't frighten women from aggressive breast cancer treatment, says physician.
And how about an aggressively buttery-smelling Mashed Potato Soda.
The Terminator 2 star was detained on suspicion of felony domestic violence after he allegedly became aggressive with his girlfriend during an argument at Los Angeles International Airport.
Should Aurora aggressively court major developments, or have city officials devoted too much energy to hitting elusive jackpots at the expense of smaller retailers and other businesses.
The beginning of aggressively marketed nachos.
These tumors can be quite aggressive, with a tendency toward recurrence and regional and distant metastasis.
And AIDS find themselves targets of aggressive advertising by drug makers (front page, Feb 17).
I've always assumed aggressiveness in business without any needed service, product, or talent to back it up was a bad strategy.
It's eager, but not aggressive.
Goshawks are tenacious, aggressive hawks that prefer mature forest.
Here's your aggressively NSFW slideshow of the Grand River Rally.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Grist is an irreverent online environmental magazine that aggressively courts young readers, ad dollars, and philanthropic backers.
It's safe to say Illinois coach John Groce is aggressively pursuing point guards.
In a few days, Cloud Nothings will be awarded temporary relief from an extensive tour schedule before taking their aggressive brand of indie rock overseas in May.

In science:

Only in this way can there be a serious discussion about whether the estimates of theory uncertainties are conservative or aggressive.
Summary and Outlook for 9th International Symposium on Heavy Flavor Physics
Aggressive rapidity coverage of the forward hadronic calorimeter is important for jet tagging which plays a crucial role in all weak boson fusion processes (Higgs boson production, weak boson scattering).
Physics at Future Hadron Colliders
The picture presented in Figure 7.12, that the comb modes exist at well defined frequencies, is actually only true when the parameters fr and fceo are aggressively stabilized.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
This may not encompass the bulk of the molecular gas phase, especially in metal-poor and/or FUV-aggressive ISM environments (Maloney and Black 1988; Pak et al. 1998; Bolatto et al. 1999).
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
The sensory contact model for the study of aggressive and submissive behaviors in male mice.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
Association between repeated experience of aggression and anxiety in male mice.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
Unfortunately, this method leaves open the question of whether all divergences in the |kτ∗ | → 0 limit are comparatively tame logarithms, or if more aggressive behaviour can occur.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
In many cases such aggressive growth would induce a failure of predictivity long before the end of inflation.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
This entails standard part of speech tagging followed by aggressive filtering.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
These can perhaps be suppressed with more aggressive limiters (Londrillo & del Zanna 2004).
Constrained-Transport Magnetohydrodynamics with Adaptive-Mesh-Refinement in CHARM
The normal solution is for the intermediary system to aggressively fi lter out JavaScript and any other active content .
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
This is one of many groups around the world working aggressively to mine the data from the LHC.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
BlackHat, the product of a collaboration led by Zvi Bern, Lance Dixon, and David Kosower, has been the most aggressive in incorporating the new theoretical methods into phenomenological computation.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Moreover, the self-subtraction of the disk increases as the algorithm ability to suppress speckles improves (LOCI being more aggressive than cADI for instance).
Morphology of the very inclined debris disk around HD 32297
On the other hand, a larger δm implies more aggressive spectrum access and more severe interference to primary users.
On Scalable Video Streaming over Cognitive Radio Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks