Then, too, she was pugnaciously loyal to the glories of the best parlor.
"We'll go down and talk to this Don Loris," he said pugnaciously.
"Call me 'sir' when you address me," ordered Kennell pugnaciously.
He did not say, I am sorry you were not at church, as Ben Trawl pugnaciously expected.
When Fogg appearedhe had not yet abandoned hope of JustinHarkness swayed up to him pugnaciously.
"I'd just as soon not have a beau at all as have some of these boys around here," declared Dolly, pugnaciously.
"I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard them bellow," answered Mr. Deeley pugnaciously.
She has just made a good one: 'P is a pie-man, portly and proud, pugnaciously prattling'—What's the rest of it, godmother?
"Got a telegram for Whittier, Wheatcroft & Co.," the messenger explained, pugnaciously thrusting himself forward.
Mrs. Van Dorn was inclined at times to be pugnaciously truthful, when she heard any one else lie.
1640s, a back-formation from pugnacity or else from Latin pugnacis, genitive of pugnax "combative, fond of fighting," from pugnare "to fight," especially with the fists, "contend against," from pugnus "a fist," from PIE *pung-, nasalized form of root *peuk-, *peug- "to stick, stab, to prick" (cf. Greek pyx "with clenched fist," pygme "fist, boxing," pyktes "boxer;" Latin pungere "to pierce, prick").