For all its buccaneering swagger, the quality that sets the current Australian team apart from its rugby union contemporaries is its defensive intransigence. When Darwin stated the human law of survival of the fittest he intended to mean that the fittest must have a certain repertoire to them known as swagger. Jason stepped down onto the garage floor, a confident swagger in his step. The heady aroma of diesel and agarbatti brings to mind the dash and swagger of long-distance bus and truck drivers. While there is a cocky swagger in Thicke's brash come-on lines, there is also goofy charm and a clumsy vulnerability in his blue-eyed soul delivery.
I've read so many questions in on the origin of English words. Another source has it that swagger sticks are descended from the leading cane, a tool of on the spot discipline. The loudest person in the room is the weakest. Very kind of him, the stiff-backed prig, with his dandified airs and West End swagger. With the braggart dash and swagger of the soldiers of fortune amongst whom Deutsch had served, the headsman presents the Baptist's head with exaggerated courtliness to Salome. They also handed over a silver picture frame and a swagger stick with an engraved silver top to the father-of-four, whose eldest son, Charles, works in the company. Every man needs to have some sort of swagger to their demeanor.
He had bought himself a pipe, wore a traveling cap, turned up trousers and a swagger stick. If anyone in the highborn sport known as thoroughbred horse racing has swagger these days, it is Baffert. Taylor has become one of the vocal leaders of the Miami defense and shows the confident swagger of the great Hurricane defenders. But he gripped the swagger stick more firmly and stuck to his Scottish slaughtermen's guns. There are far too many chief, deputy and assistant chief constables and other high-ranking officers with their bizarre uniforms and ludicrous swagger sticks. For over a decade, baby-faced Big Sandy has nailed the sound and swagger of Western swing, hillbilly boogie, or whatever else revivalists are dubbing it today. Demarcus' swagger is strong - he always has on something nice.
He's very sexy, with heavy-lidded bedroom eyes and a raffish swagger. Confidence Now, of course you will need a certain confidence to assert your dominance. She kissed him goodbye demurely, and he tipped his hat and set off with a swagger and a too tight gold band on his little finger. Being the shy, good guy may get you laid sometimes, but being charismatic and aggressive will get you remembered. But I don't really know the dominant language that affected English existence. So most of all, swagger is about conduct.
Melodies and counterpoints are entwined throughout the mix, grounded by the swagger of Fridmann's surprisingly muscular basslines. Losing is never a option or even a thought. And with billions to spend, it gives them a certain swagger. The statues have always been appreciated for their rusticity, joie de vivre, and swagger, but little else. Those are posers, just like any fake Birkin bag on Canal Street in New York. Nevertheless, he captures the music's masculine swagger right from the very first chord.
Their backs when pushing forward had an arrogant swagger which comes with real talent. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, 1915 I, too, would swagger if I'd won first place in the bowling tournament. Show More Sentences With a grin and a swagger of pure bravado Mulready turned and obeyed. Old English is from early 13c. So in case you were wondering, nice guys do finish last. A weak man lacks the confidence to take the next step in life.
An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swagger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. Whether subserviently or acquiescently received, people will show you respect because they fear your ability of greatness. A lieutenant would come along and use his swagger stick to poke anything that wasn't in its correct place. Stepping out from behind the microphone, he prowled and growled across the stage with his trademark swagger firing his Fender Telecaster at us with chords through the heart. He balanced himself where he stood in a swagger that marked time. But while a swagger of smug certainty plays well on television, prudence might argue for an open mind and the occasional flicker of doubt.
Click each image for the attribution information. D'Artagnan walked slowly but nobly, as D'Artagnan, doubled by the third of a million, ought to walk, that is to say, without conceit or swagger, but without timidity. You may have every reason to possess swagger, but without confidence you will not be able to assert it selectively. This is not dominance in any one facet of life, like Black Jack; but rather, this is an omnipresent dominance. He wasn't sexy and didn't swagger with untamed animal magnetism.
You're all born with silver spoons in your mouths, and then you swagger about with everlasting virtue because you haven't got other people's spoons in your pockets. Or is there anyplace at all left in the world now where one can swagger around in stylish khaki like a posh colonial looking for some game to shoot? After dinner, Roger appeared in military fatigues, complete with hat, sunglasses, jackboots, and swagger stick. The brother's got the boastful swagger of your favorite rapper, the entrepreneurial instincts of a street hustler and a pen as swift as his tongue is sharp. Show More Sentences The Rebels have bounced back after the players' strike in the winter, and Donal O'Grady's side have regained some of the old Corkonian swagger. I hop out of the Humvee with a bowlegged cowboy swagger and a Ronald Reagan aw-shucks grin. Matthew's, obviously, without mojo, and if he's going to become the leader he's pegged for, he's got to get some swagger.