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 Meanings and Examples of AGGRESSIVENESS
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aggressiveness
 n.  feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; quality of being bold and enterprising
Classic Sentence:
1  He was utterly lacking in the aggressiveness needed in these new bitter times.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  Well, she had the aggressiveness and she intended to use it, whether Frank liked it or not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  In this manner did Prince John endeavour to lay the foundation of a popularity, which he was perpetually throwing down by some inconsiderate act of wanton aggression upon the feelings and prejudices of the people.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  Moreover, I hold him that deems himself the best of you, bound to answer to me with his body for this aggression on my freedom.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  The reasons on which the Duc de Bassano based his refusal to deliver them to him would never have led me to suppose that that could serve as a pretext for aggression.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III
6  Someone had blundered, but that was long before Oliver Howard was born; there was criminal aggression and heedless neglect, but without some system of control there would have been far more than there was.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
7  Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  "I know your wife," continued Gatsby, almost aggressively.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
9  He rose, squaring his shoulders aggressively, and stepped toward her with a reddening brow; but she held her footing, though every nerve tore at her to retreat as he advanced.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
10  The Duke's beard had turned more aggressively red than ever against his ghastly white face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
11  But one could not look upon his cruel blue eyes, with their drooping, cynical lids, or upon the fierce, aggressive nose and the threatening, deep-lined brow, without reading Nature's plainest danger-signals.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
12  He was a tall, handsome, swarthy fellow, clad in a suit of gray flannel, with a Panama hat, a bristling black beard, and a great, aggressive hooked nose, and flourishing a cane as he walked.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
13  This wig-maker had rendered him aggressive.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
14  In a bee-line, through the underbrush, which is peculiarly dense, very thorny, and very aggressive in that locality, a full half hour was necessary.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
15  The tone was neither aggressive nor conciliatory: it revealed nothing of the speaker's errand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  He's slightly aggressive, which a lot of people find a bit off-putting when they first meet him.
17  We need a candidate who can keep his or her head even when clients get aggressive.
18  The community is demanding a less aggressive style of policing.
19  Even his closest allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined.
20  He is respected as a very aggressive and competitive executive.
21  Some children are much more aggressive than others.
22  We decided that in the game we would be physical and aggressive.
23  He's so aggressive - it's as if he's always trying to prove something.
24  The male of the species is less aggressive.
25  There may be specific events which trigger aggressive displays in your dog.
26  The two British players both won their first - round matches in aggressive style.
27  During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
28  Latino citizens responded to the aggressive immigration reform by voting for him in overwhelming numbers.
29  The current level of aggressive solicitation is slowly choking the life out of this business district.
30  Doctors hope his cancer to respond to the aggressive therapy.