In any case, he saw that there was nothing he could hope to gain by violence or bluster.
"I don't know and I don't care," Barnes answered with a weak attempt at bluster.
But he of The Blunder and Bluster was a much higher style of man.
I, who whip round corners and bluster, relapse and evade, then rally and pursue!
Mr. Hapgood's bluster collapsed, like a punctured toy balloon.
He realized that bluster was not the most convenient weapon here.
Then, as though realizing his own weakness, he began to bluster.
But in the faces of his grinning followers he was obliged to keep up his bluster.
"I said it, and I don't deny it," retorted Jones with a feeble attempt at bluster.
He had been able to bluster loyally to old Dick; he was more truthful to himself.