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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
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  Agreeing with Samantha would indicate that one is inclined to be for increasing American military aggressiveness, which is not the tone from today's left side.
2  Greed and aggressiveness constricted the nation's cultural life.
3  Television violence can encourage aggression in children.
4  Only the united struggles of the people of the world can check aggression and save peace.
5  The president announced that the country would not tolerate foreign aggression.
6  We need to defend against military aggression.
7  Sport became the perfect outlet for his aggression.
8  The teaching states that the drum mallet should not be referred to as a 'beater' because of the suggestion of aggression contained in the word.
9  They are always on the brink of victory and must be confronted with a virile aggression.
10  Any tentative move towards re-militarisation would trigger alarm bells in China given Japan's history of military aggression in the region.
11  She swished her racket aggressively through the air.
12  The protester was jabbing a finger aggressively at a policeman.
13  Her chin was thrust forward aggressively.
14  The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.
15  Watching violence on TV makes some children more aggressive.
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