His combative disposition led him into numerous personal difficulties.
vigorous representative of the bold combative spirit of the ancient Roman commons.
Nevertheless, even the combative Wallqvist was appalled when on the 16th of February 1789 the king privately informed him that he meant on the following day soundly to trounce the Estate of Nobles in the presence of the three other estates and bend them to his royal will.
It is in its essence, and it is a main condition of its success, to kindle into fierce exercise among great masses of men the destructive and combative passions - passions as fierce and as malevolent as that with which the hound hunts the fox to its death or the tiger springs upon its prey.
The historical bent thus given to the drama was continued by the versatile Mendes Leal, by Gomes da Amorim and by Pinheiro Chagas, who all however succumbed more or less to the atmosphere and machinery of ultra-Romanticism, while the plays of Antonio Ennes deal with questions of the day in a spirit of combative liberalism.
As Hamilton was somewhat officious and very combative, and Jefferson, although uncontentious, very suspicious and quite independent, both men holding inflexibly to opinions, cabinet harmony became impossible when the two secretaries had formed parties about them and their differences were carried into the 1 It was at this period of his life that Jefferson gave expression to some of the opinions for which he has been most severely criticized and ridiculed.
If we could imagine the elder Cato living under Domitian, cut off from all share in public life, and finding no outlet for his combative energy except in literature, we should perhaps understand the motives of Juvenal's satire and the place which is his due as a representative of the genius of his country.
Naturally of a combative temperament, and endowed with a persevering tenacity rare among his countrymen, he struggled for what he considered the liberation of his country from the economic bondage of foreign nations.
He took a leading part in ventilating the Bulgarian and Armenian "atrocities," and his combative personality was constantly to the fore in support of the campaigns of Gladstonian Liberalism.
Odes modernas, written in youth, show " Santo Anthero," as his friends called him, in revolutionary, freethinking and combative mood, and are ordinary enough, but the prose of his essays, e.g.
combative midfielder made a welcome return to Elland Road in December 1998.
combative nature than women ' .
brainy combative boss trying to think.
combative in midfield and pacy up front.
He was aggressive, combative, sudden of quarrel, and he often seemed unnecessarily bitter of speech.
combative sport, like going back to the Roman arena ' .
combative style has become crucial to Leeds United's title challenge.
He is spending his final days in typically combative style.
You tend to be quite competitive and can even be somewhat combative.
I have been unable to establish the name of its (rather combative) writer.
But its wealth historically came from the mines, and this led to the emergence of a tight-knit, highly combative working class.
This increased speculation that the naturally combative former Liberal leader was determined to fight for his political career.
The police and soldiers arrived and the conflict became combative, then violent.
Speak to most accountants and they would say it is a battle of wits, not to say combative.
When Levin didn't buy that, Rubin " got extremely combative, " he said.
Its hard, nay, nigh impossible to find a replacement for the great combative midfielder.
The combative energy, the sense of superiority, the spirit of satire, characteristic of him as a Roman, unite with his loyalty to Epicurus to render him not only polemical but intolerant and contemptuous in his tone toward the great antagonists of his system, the Stoics, whom, while constantly referring to them, he does not condescend even to name.
The combative Reid was getting fouled out of the game and the first half ended with Cusack remonstrating with the officials.
Sources say that Rodman is in desperate need of an intensive in-patient rehab facility, but being his same old combative self, he refuses to go.
As if the original roster were not enough to whet your combative whistle, this title also grants you the opportunity to add even more fighters to the arena.
As the disease progresses, the patient becomes agitated and combative and may exhibit increased mental confusion.
You can be very combative, or get involved with people who are.
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