Examples of usage:

  1. So he saw himself- himself as an identity emerging at last from the confusion of time and place and circumstance; for there followed the public school, the joys of rivalry, the eager outrush for the boy's Ever New, the glory of scrimmage and school- boy sports, the battle royal for the little Auvergnat when taunted with the epithet " Johnny Frog" by the belligerent youth, American born, and the victorious outcome for the " foreigner"; the Auvergne blood was up, and the temperament volcanic like his native soil where subterranean heats evidence themselves in hot, out- welling waters. "Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
  2. Graham's disapproval was belligerent. "The Abandoned Room" by Wadsworth Camp
  3. The girl dropped her beets into the pail, and stood gazing on her strange visitor, half shy, half belligerent. "Norston's Rest" by Ann S. Stephens
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