truculently

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv truculently in a defiantly truculent manner "the boy looked up truculently at his teacher"
    • adv truculently in an aggressively truculent manner "they strive for security by truculently asserting their own interests"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Truculently In a truculent manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • truculently In a truculent manner; fiercely; destructively.
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Usage

In literature:

The race had changed his mood completely, filling him with a joyous truculence.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
A man growled something, his voice deep-throated and truculent.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
His eyes narrowed truculently.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
What did that truculent young ruffian want with Rupert?
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
He entered the room quickly, and in a truculent way, and closed the door with some sharpness behind him.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
What you do see is the lordly, truculent Kaiser, raising that menacing finger again.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
The conversations, strictly confined to the British tongue, between the baron and his pupil, were always of the briefest and often truculent.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
The old lady was evidently in one of her truculent moods that brooked no interference.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
There was some one complaining feverishly and some one arguing truculently, and another voice striving to make peace.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Ah, parted by whirlpools Widest, yon truculent main where yields it power of passage?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
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In poetry:

Into your Soul may truculent Daemons pass
All hugger-mugger in that dun Morass,
But while the Rouge is mantling to your Cheek,
Nothing will chide you in your Looking-Glass.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Such was the stuff of the Malakoff-takers,
Such were the soldiers that scaled the Redan;
Truculent housemaids and bloodthirsty Quakers,
Brave not the wrath of the sweet little man!
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The other day I chanced to meet
An angry man upon the street —
A man of wrath, a man of war,
A man who truculently bore
Over his shoulder, like a lance,
A banner labeled “Tolerance.”
"The Angry Man" by Phyllis McGinley
Never a word he spoke; divesting himself of his garments,
Danced the war-dance of the playful yet truculent Modoc,
Uttered a single whoop, and then, in the accents of challenge,
Spake: "Oh, behold in me a Crested Jay Hawk of the mountain."
"Thompson Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte
Or when that vast and uncomputed horde
Swept westward from the steppes of Tartary
With stern Atilla riding at its head,
Leaving in ruthless Mongol truculence,
Awake, both red and blackened by the torch;
The scourge, perhaps of God, perhaps of Hell!
"Metabole." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Maple Leafs promote truculence , recall Jay Rosehill from Marlies.
Capital Politics Troxler's truculence : Maybe he could sell his big grocery cart.
James Frey — the truculent tough guy who used to compare himself to Hemingway — now sat like a boy in detention, gloomily taking his licks from the nation's headmistress until he seemed to whimper.
Maple Leafs promote truculence, recall Jay Rosehill from Marlies.
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