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It’s a sweet encapsulation of the pair’s relationship, which is mostly combative except when they’re sticking up for each other.
WATCHING IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN WITH A 5-YEAR-OLDEMILY VANDERWERFFOCTOBER 30, 2020VOX
A defensive and combative Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime partner of Jeffrey Epstein, insisted in long-sealed court testimony made public Thursday that she had no knowledge of the deceased financier having sexual contact with minors.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL DEPOSITION PORTRAYS HER AS COMBATIVE, LOYAL DEFENDER OF SEX OFFENDER EPSTEINROSALIND HELDERMAN, SHAYNA JACOBS, BETH REINHARD, DEVLIN BARRETTOCTOBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However, they revealed Maxwell to have been a combative and loyal defender of Epstein, insistent at every turn that she was aware of no misdeeds by him and refusing to concede even basic information about their interactions.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL DEPOSITION PORTRAYS HER AS COMBATIVE, LOYAL DEFENDER OF SEX OFFENDER EPSTEINROSALIND HELDERMAN, SHAYNA JACOBS, BETH REINHARD, DEVLIN BARRETTOCTOBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Erdogan’s combative response to the clashes, which saw him attack the Armenian leadership and offer full support to Azerbaijan, marks a break with previous rounds of fighting in the region.
TURKEY STOKES CAUCASUS CONFLICT, RILES RUSSIACHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 30, 2020OZY
Blunt and combative, Sargent was one of the executives at the center of the price-fixing scandal over ebooks a decade ago, but more recently had turned his fire on libraries.
ONE OF THE GREAT ENEMIES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS DEPARTINGAARON PRESSMANSEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
During the reign of Mr. Cousins there was a rupture at the place, and many combative letters were written with reference to it.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Dick's rather combative look changed instantly into shamefacedness, and he shook hands again.
LOVE IN A CLOUDARLO BATES
The little woman was so combative and incisive that this always seemed a necessary precaution on the part of that gentleman.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
Many a woman is antagonistic, is combative, because she is forced into such a position, not because she herself desires it.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
It is combative—in the sense that it shapes nature's forces—and it calls for a sense of artistry in its practitioners.
OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERINGCHARLES M. HORTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO COMBATIVE

  • advancing
  • antipathetic
  • assailing
  • attacking
  • barbaric
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • destructive
  • disruptive
  • disturbing
  • encroaching
  • hawkish
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • invading
  • martial
  • militant
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rapacious
  • threatening
  • warlike
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