She became known as a competent and combative - if rather serious, even dour - parliamentarian.
Bo remained combative to the end and because he offered little of the contrition expected of fallen officials.
Congressional Republicans spent years refusing to acknowledge combative, false, racist, and sexist tweets from President Donald Trump.
This I believe, as over many years I’ve noticed the anti-McCann conspiracy theory lobby to be some of the most furious, combative and unsettling message-propellers one might come across.
Two years later, adrift in a city torn apart by warring Red Guards, Xi Jinping had hardened into a combative street survivor.
As police commissioner, he also had a combative relationship with the F.B.I., with the two agencies frequently engaged in turf wars.
The combative Miller is one of the White House's most conservative and influential voices in pushing moves that Trump has taken to curb immigration.
American officials continue to defend the “maximum pressure” campaign, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did last month during a combative interview with NPR.
Lam, the city’s leader, called the combative protesters “enemies of the people” and warned that the city’s escalating unrest could take it on the “road of ruin.”
In Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegal has one of Europe’s best defenders; in Idrissa Gueye and Cheikhou Kouyate, a combative midfield; and in Sadio Mané and Keita Balde, two gifted match-winners.
Aug. 18, later still: The combative right-wing news outlet Breitbart announced Bannon rejoined the website as an executive chairman after he gave up his position to join the administration.
But they may have been detained because their law firm had employed Wu Gan, a combative activist who used the Internet to publicize controversial cases, said Maya Wang, a researcher for Human Rights Watch.
Obama urged Democrats to remember the long, combative slog of his primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008, arguing that the 16 month battle ultimately made him a stronger general election candidate.
His combative nature, ruthless attitude towards fellow advisers and his decision to bend the rules in the first lockdown to travel from London to Durham with his unwell family in May put him under an unprecedented media spotlight for an unelected aide.
Still, Cardinal Pell’s conservative and combative personality, described by his nicknames — “the ambitious Australian bulldog,” “The Prince of Ballarat,” “Big George” — cleared a path for advancement that seemed to only further insulate him from scrutiny.
Distributors denied so many films to “Piccolo America,” the Roman association, that it was forced to scrap retrospectives featuring the films of Sergio Leone, Kathryn Bigelow and Francis Ford Coppola, said Valerio Carocci, the association’s combative leader.
SYDNEY, Australia — Thousands of miles from President Trump’s combative news briefings, a conservative leader in Australia and a progressive prime minister in New Zealand are steadily guiding their countries toward a rapid suppression of the coronavirus outbreak.
At one point the court also caught a glimpse of what is likely to become a fiery and combative trial, with Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno sparring with the prosecutor, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi, over Rotunno's comments to media on the trial.
But the cost in civilian lives, shattered buildings and fractured good will -- whatever was left after months of combative relations with United States troops -- have already taken a toll, and wire services have reported as many as 300 Iraqi civilian casualties from the fighting.
Mueller, who had served as a marine in Vietnam before embarking on a distinguished law career, was sometimes hesitant in his answers, but unruffled facing the more hostile questioning, only becoming combative briefly in defending his staff against charges of partisanship from the Republicans.
- inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
- striving to overcome in argument
- having or showing a ready disposition to fight
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