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Bassett's jaw was square and firm—power was manifest there, unmistakably, and his bristling mustache suggested combativeness.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Then the priest realized that she meant fight, and all his combativeness leapt, as it were, to meet hers.
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
But it was necessary to comprehend the exact sense of words: what we call combativeness implies contempt for death.
The combativeness of Peter was mingled in a remarkable manner with prudence.
Grif was stronger now, and having relapsed into vagrancy, felt himself at liberty to indulge his organ of combativeness.
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
Jack could always arouse her combativeness by criticizing, or—as now—by coolly taking her for granted.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
So do I. I have combativeness very strong, and I hate being beaten by anyone in anything.
A RENT IN A CLOUDCHARLES JAMES LEVER
This trait arises from developed Combativeness and Destructiveness.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SALESMANSHIPWILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON
First comes Combativeness or the quality of "tackling" obstacles.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SALESMANSHIPWILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON
They'd trained nervous sensibility into him, instead of energy and combativeness.
ROUGH-HEWNDOROTHY CANFIELD

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