Sentence Examples with the word truculent

They were therefore not intimidated when Rudolph, vacillating as ever, suddenly assumed a most truculent attitude.

They behaved in the most high-handed, brutal and truculent manner.

But, if his truculent character was thus early displayed, his abilities were no less conspicuous; and, though still in his teens, he became lecturer on the Humanities at Tournai, whence, after but a short stay, he returned to Paris, to take his degree of doctor of canon law, and become regent of the college of Navarre.

View more

Like Sir Thomas More he held that it was entirely within the competence of the national state, represented by parliament, to determine questions of the succession to the throne; and although Elizabeth did not renew his commission as lord chancellor, he continued to sit in the privy council for two months until the government had determined to complete the breach with the Roman Catholic Church; and as late as April 1559 he assisted the government by helping to arrange the Westminster Conference, and reproving his more truculent co-religionists.

Walsingham, however, was an accomplished diplomatist, and he reserved these truculent opinions for the ears of his own government, incurring frequent rebukes from Elizabeth.

He took a prominent and truculent part in the famous conference of prelates and Presbyterian divines held at Hampton Court in 1604.

Whose romantic attachment to Crates is a fascinating sidelight on the almost truculent asceticism of the Cynics.

Since 1898 the country has been opened, and from being the most lawless and truculent of people the Bariba have become singularly amenable and lawabiding.