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synonyms for fighting words

  • taunt
  • terms of disparagement
  • threat
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How to use fighting words in a sentence

He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
She kept her eyes fixed steadily on his, saying what followed gently, calmly, yet as though another woman spoke the words.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The Senora Moreno's heart broke within her, when those words passed her lips to her adored Felipe.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
The significance of time is determined by the movement of any selection, or, in other words, the rhythm.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Felipe was so full of impatience to continue his search, that he hardly listened to the Father's words.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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