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Word: bravado

Definition: swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery

Sentences Containing 'bravado'

"Los Angeles Times" writer Ann Powers called it "a test for contemporary ears", but ultimately viewed it as "a cyborgian blend of pop expressiveness, traditional rock bravado and Brian Wilson-style beautiful weirdness".
"The Times" criticised the idea as a vanity project of Johnson's, with a design "matching his bravado", built to "seal his legacy", surmising it would be compared to other similar vanity projects such as Benito Mussolini's "wedding cake", the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II built in Rome, or the Neutrality Arch, a rotating golden statue erected by Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov, while comparing Johnson to Ozymandias.
Although that statement reflected bravado and frustration more than reality, the Honduran military took more active steps to pressure both the Contras and (indirectly) the United States government.
Giving it three-and-a-half stars out of five, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic compared the sound to Kid Rock, saying that Ford had "swagger" and "bravado".
Jelly Roll Morton wrote an anthem to himself called "Mr. Jelly Lord" though surprisingly didn't bill himself "Mr. Jelly Lord." He was also one of many jazz musicians annoyed by Whiteman's claim, and had enough bravado to challenge it, by billing his band as "The Kings of Jazz" In 1924, the title never caught on.
On July 8, O'Reilly and Cole defeated the Bravado Brothers to earn a future shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championship.
The following night in Toronto, O'Reilly and Cole defeated the Bravado Brothers.
The Prince sees something of his beloved Swan in the son, and he is as much attracted to his bravado and animal magnetism as he is repulsed by his lewdness.
The viceroy, however, begged him earnestly not to hang them, as their behaviour savoured rather of madness than of bravado.
There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
They defeated the Bravado Brothers (Lance and Harlem) on the November 8 episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling".
This did not materialize since, by mid-1944, the battleships were damaged, the cruisers were used for training, and the "Kriegsmarine"s fuel allocation had been cut by a third. In any case, the Royal Navy had strong forces available to repel any attempts; the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal (Kiel Canal) area was also mined (Operation "Bravado") as a precaution.
Townshend originally did not expect Who lead singer Roger Daltrey to be willing to sing such a song about questioning one's manhood, and when Daltrey sang it, and well, Townshend realized that despite his bravado Daltrey shared many of the insecurities Townshend had.
Zeffirelli has been particularly praised, for his presentation of the duel scene as bravado getting out-of-control.

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