And there you are playing the swaggerer
to throw dust in our eyes
One's quite frozen and the other's an awful swaggerer
He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer
, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.
But as the shades of night fell, Tony, the swaggerer
, lost his contempt for Maimie and eyed her fearfully, and no wonder, for with dark there came into her face a look that I can describe only as a leary look.
The hero, if one may call him so, who gives his name to the play, is a vain, silly swaggerer
The superiority assumed by these vainglorious swaggerers
was, in general, tacitly admitted.
There were thirty thousand of us tatterdemalions against eighty thousand swaggerers
of Germans--fine tall men and well equipped; I can see them yet.
I'll no swaggerers
: I am in good name and fame with the very best: --shut the door;--there come no swaggerers
here: I have not lived all this while, to have swaggering now: shut the door, I pray you.
He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers
, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.
125 the muse prefers the swaggerer
, show, doesn't want who wants