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The use of antipsychotic drugs to tamp down the agitation, combative behavior and outbursts of dementia patients has soared.
Otherwise your chair may see you as nitpicking and combative.
The authorities seem to have had second thoughts about encouraging more combative contests.
He is a confronting sort of individual, polite but gruff, courteous but combative.
One group favored a more combative demand for inclusion.
They were combative and asked bizarre questions that had nothing to do with the job description.
Kirk was thoughtful and sympathetic but also decisive and combative.
It was a reminder of what he has always been as a boxer and sometimes as a citizen: cold, cruel, combative.
The combative dogs are also bred to fight against one another.
Given her combative sensibility, it also seems likely that she'll enjoy those fights.
By studying the genes from those combative organisms, researchers could develop a wide range of new medications.
Until that moment he had been intensely focused on the crisis and had been steady, although testy and combative.
Compared with other combative sports, it's a safe sport.
Your view on inter-nation politics is highly combative and militaristic.
He was, they say, a difficult player: erratic and combative.
Security police officers other than offensive combative personnel.
Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect from a previous case when he became combative.
Defensive tactics are used in hand to hand encounters with combative or non-compliant subjects.
During the interview, the individual threatened the officers and became combative.

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