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  • n  a natural disposition to fight

  • Can Andrew name any acts of unprovoked bellicosity Israel has committed against Iran?.
  • Neoconservatism in foreign policy is best described as unilateral bellicosity cloaked in the utopian rhetoric of freedom and democracy.
  • Playing with Fire Will President Bush's attempt to confront tyranny with utopian bellicosity be the end of the conservative pendulum swing?.
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  • Is it bullying? Depends which side says it
    Everyone knows by now that the governor (and possible presidential contender) can be a hothead. Some have called him a bully. Even if you think that's too strong, it's undeniable that a trace of bellicosity has been important to what the professionals like to call his "brand."
    Jan. 21, 2014 - Washington Examiner

  • Robert Gates in Salt Lake Tribune
    Gates recalled another history lesson, that of August 1914, the beginning of World War I, where "a combination of miscalculation, hubris, bellicosity, fear of"
  • Garry Wills in Voice of America
    The president continues to warn that we are a nation at grave risk of terrorist attacks, but he failed to request a single dime for homeland security priorities. The American people are sick and tired of Bush administration bellicosity. The White... Robert Byrd FOXNews,2933,260560,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEc9eBGUilzTmPtylkbnwKv4keE_w Mar 23, 2007 9300 13004 bellicosity But he did it in a way that no other person had done," Wills says. "Instead of ratcheting up animosity, building up bellicosity, he ratcheted it down. He said in war 'everybody does things wrong. Every war has pillage and rape and senseless...

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