aggressive


aggressive
01. Be careful; their dog can be quite [aggressive] at times.
02. Whenever my son watches violent television programs he becomes quite [aggressive].
03. I hate [aggressive] people who approach me as soon as I walk into a store, and try to sell me things I don't want.
04. She has to be [aggressive] in order to succeed in her business.
05. Their cat becomes very [aggressive] if you try to get near her kittens.
06. I read in a tabloid that boxer Mike Tyson is taking some kind of medication to control his [aggression].
07. The mayor wants the police to arrest any people who are [aggressively] panhandling on the streets of our city.
08. A recent study shows that children who are spanked for bad behavior are more likely to be [aggressive] or anxious than those who are disciplined in other ways.
09. Alfred Adler once suggested that the truth is often a terrible weapon of [aggression].
10. Alcohol makes people really [aggressive] sometimes, which is why people often get into fights in bars.
11. Sharks are generally [aggressive] only if threatened or disturbed.
12. Our company is [aggressively] expanding into Europe and the Far East.
13. People who are assertive can sometimes be seen as overly [aggressive].
14. Studies show that televised violence actually makes young people more tolerant of [aggression] in other children.
15. Gorillas, which are shy, gentle vegetarians, were long described as dangerous and [aggressive].
16. The Koran advises us that Allah does not love the [aggressors].
17. In February of 1979, China invaded Vietnam in retaliation for what it called Vietnamese [aggression] over the previous six months.
18. A new study shows that children who watch a lot of violence on television have an increased risk of [aggressive] adult behavior, including spouse abuse and criminal offences.
19. Prussia became an [aggressive] military power under the leadership of Frederick the Great.
20. Repeated studies of animals in the laboratory show that punishment procedures usually result in [aggressive] behavior.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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