The diplomatic situation became for the moment very acute, but after a short period of bellicose talk the common-sense of both countries prevailed.
The Fax Romana having rendered any armed force Decline unnecessary amid a formerly very bellicose people, only of the eight legions mounted guard over the Rhine to protect imperial it from the barbarians who surrounded the empire.
He was averse from violence, and never resorted to bellicose acts or to the employment of force save in the last extremity.
It was one of several bellicose statements by one of its coalition partners.
Did they choose bellicose rhetoric out of fear of choosing the wrong side?
How do you reconcile what local people are saying with the increasingly bellicose noises out of America?
There were several bellicose threats by the US and British governments against the DPRK and all other countries.
Was resolved upon a rupture at the first convenient opportunity, while the nation was, if possible, even more bellicose than the king.
The knight who joined the Crusades might thus still indulge the bellicose side of his genius - under the aegis and at the bidding of the Church; and in so doing he would also attain what the spiritual side of his nature ardently sought - a perfect salvation and remission of sins.
The death of Francis I.s mother, Louise of Savoy (who had been partly instrumental in arranging the peace of Cambrai), the replacement of Montmorency by the bellicose Chabot, and the advent to power of a Burgundian, Granvella, as Charles Vs prime minister, put an end to this double-faced policy, which attacked the Calvinists of France while supporting the Lutherans of Germany; made advances to Clement VII.
Fleurys inclination was not to misuse Frances traditional policy by exaggerating it, but to respect his sworn word; he dared not press his opinion, however, and yielded to the fiery impatience of young hot-heads like the two Belle-Isles, and of all those who, infatuated by Frederick II., felt sick of doing nothing at Versailles and were backed up by Louis XV.s bellicose mistresses.
This bellicose policy, however, brought him into collision with the queen, who feared that the outbreak of war would diminish the revenues which she squandered in selfindulgence.
They will become more bellicose rather than diplomatic, more self-righteous and dismissive when criticized.
He is said to have remarked with an oath after Jena that he would make the Spanish Bourbons pay for their recent bellicose proclamation.