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He said that on the whole he got a better reception from Republicans, especially the pugnacious Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
He is a pugnacious writer and speaker himself, well used to picking intellectual fights.
And typically, the pugnacious New Jerseyan refuses to back away.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An early Zionist leader, prideful, pugnacious, Ussishkin headed the Jewish National Fund for nearly 20 years.
He served as a pugnacious and dedicated leader of the opposition.
But they are pugnacious to others of their kind, especially at the breeding season.Birds of the Indian Hills|Douglas Dewar
The grasping home makes the pugnacious disturber of the public peace.Religious Education in the Family|Henry F. Cope
The Roman Empire will never lose its pugnacious character while your sect exists.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Either bargaining was more hotly carried on there, or spirits of a pugnacious tendency were congregated.The Settler and the Savage|R.M. Ballantyne
That their birds are more quarrelsome and pugnacious than ours I think evident.Locusts and Wild Honey|John Burroughs