(1) A moment later their threatening and belligerent attitude made him realize he and Les were outnumbered and outweighed.(2) A belligerent stance was one's only deterrent against other people whose interests were in conflict with one's own.(3) At first the committee had to work covertly as under the Neutrality Acts an American could lose his citizenship if he fought in the armed forces of a belligerent power.(4) Historically, when military forces occupied belligerent territory, little how-to guidance existed.(5) This framework must recognize the unique threat that terrorists pose to nation-states, yet not grant them the legitimacy accorded to belligerent states.(6) Numerous specific shop-floor situations generated anger and easily drifted into aggressive or belligerent acts, either verbal or physical.(7) My current projects include a detailed examination of the origin and history of military commissions and the law of belligerent occupation.(8) The country's belligerent veto threats seemed to signal its willingness to force grievous splits in the Security Council.(9) He's a good footballer but he's not very aggressive, not very belligerent and I'd like to think that with 20-odd caps he'd be a bit more aggressive than he is.(10) The government had reason to view him as a representative of vicious, belligerent forces hostile to the West.(11) He also reminds readers that neutral status in wartime runs the risk of attracting contempt from belligerent states.(12) Even between belligerent states, such treaties will not necessarily be suspended; a fortiori, if the conflict is not international, treaty rules will in general continue to apply.(13) Every cut or twist of tire evokes a different feeling, from scary to charming, aggressive to shy, belligerent to just plain worn out.(14) The company has taken a belligerent attitude towards the dispute, refusing to negotiate whilst staff remain on strike.(15) It is widely recognized that access by belligerent groups to the gains from drug production and trafficking contributes to the intensity and prolongation of military conflict.(16) The Chief Minister's belligerent attitude and his subsequent public utterances justifying his stance have only made matters worse for the Centre.