- Her other abiding passion came in the form of a pugnacious Labour politician, nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ for his savage attacks on the SNP.
- As is well known, the robin is pugnacious, fighting with its own kind and attacking other birds.
- Bass being pugnacious and aggressive creatures by nature, the take is often a very violent affair.
- The interviewer got nowhere with trying to manipulate or trip up the pugnacious trial lawyer turned politician.
- A pugnacious, charismatic figure, the potentially dicey situation he is facing at Rangers is small beer in comparison to the personal trauma he has overcome through sheer force of will.
- He was an outspoken advocate of law reform, a pugnacious critic of established political doctrines like natural law and contractarianism, and the first to produce a utilitarian justification for democracy.
- Has the world's most pugnacious advocate for the world's poor, a man who almost single-handedly brought the appalling images of famine-struck Africa into the front rooms of millions of Britons, finally gone too far?
- A pugnacious manager opens the door and leads us to a living room filled with people - Palmer's son and daughter, his wife, and the man himself, looking dapper in brown leather shoes and a blue Savile Row shirt.
- A catfight breaks out between restless, wilful Miss Braund and her pugnacious chaperone, Mrs Hammond, ending with a slap from the hostess, the hatchet-faced Mrs Rogers.
- The pugnacious, charismatic hectoring figure shown in his full glory on television in recent days also remains a prime candidate to host a similarly hard-hitting political talk show.
- The adult males are extremely pugnacious and fight fiercely with one another.
- They absorbed a lot of pressure, their back four, hard-working and combative in face of opponents who were persistent and pugnacious.
- Enthusiastic is one word that works, driven is another that can be recommended, there's pugnacious of course, and yet the best one might be ‘expert’.
- The milquetoast types of New Labour never come off well when they try to act like self-styled pugnacious political heavyweights.
- What a way to go for the most pugnacious, aggressive Liberal minister I've seen in action.
- His life was one of varied and significant achievements - an advocate at the Scottish bar, a sound if impatient and pugnacious judge of the Court of Session, and a politically active Whig.
- After seven months as a mostly low-profile attorney general, he re-emerged as a pugnacious, crusading politician, fully in keeping with his past as one of the Senate's most passionately conservative members.
- There's nothing - absolutely nothing - that the pugnacious little Dubliner likes better than standing centre stage, dodging the brickbats.
- According to my bird book, bulbuls are pugnacious, and are still used as contestants in bulbul fights.
- He had a walking stick and his whole manner was so pugnacious and focused.