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I am the least bellicose of men, I believe I can say I may afford to be so.

The disappointment was felt keenly even by the bellicose cook.

Pountner and Holdenough were to some extent ashamed of their bellicose Dean.

Yet how if those young men are not bellicose like their wise seniors?

The family Spratt-head was rather a fat-head,And a bellicose body to boot.

Calmly she unwrapped it, her chin tilted in bellicose defiance.

For a long moment they held this bellicose attitude, a collision imminent.

That all these bellicose doings and the admiration they elicit will warp your judgment.

Massachusetts is not alone in the bellicose anachronism of her banner.

They were nearly impregnable in their island; they were not bellicose.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin bellicosus "warlike, valorous, given to fighting," from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war," Old Latin duellum, dvellum, of uncertain origin.

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