(1) After a number of recent battles, in which quite a few hundred people have been slaughtered, the sensitive politician might want to avoid the use of bellicose imagery.(2) For eight years the policy of containment has worked and despite the bellicose rhetoric being bandied about last week, it will probably continue.(3) At the time, the government was very bellicose about a military campaign.(4) I sometimes ask people the question: what do you do when you serve a bellicose president who wants to go to war?(5) The bellicose atmosphere in both cities cannot be ignored: stances are being hardened and war seems more or less inevitable.(6) The Presidents's bellicose posture arose from weakness, not strength.(7) I've known many fighters, and most of them tend to be rather bellicose .(8) Heritage-rich nations and tribal groups alike sound bellicose in defence of heritage whose attrition they are impotent to prevent.(9) The Presidents's language has certainly reflected this - as the days have gone by, his speeches have become more and more bellicose .(10) But other less bellicose , parallel approaches should still be considered.(11) It was a particularly bellicose speech, and living in occupied West Berlin, within a mile of the Wall, it had a particularly scary resonance.(12) And people in charge of both governments have become more bellicose by the day.(13) When reason is abdicated and replaced by the bellicose creeds of opposing religions, peace is impossible.(14) Yet it is also a fact that the Administration has quietly backed down from a number of its most bellicose threats.(15) In contrast, moderate voices are rarely heard and often relentlessly overruled by barrages of bellicose opinions.(16) By game time, fans were a bellicose , red-faced, shouting mob.