Journalists use hawkish to describe politicians or governments who are in favour of using force to achieve something, rather than using peaceful and diplomatic methods. He is one of the most hawkish members of the new cabinet. dovish. supporting the use of military force in order to deal with political problems
To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances
[hieroglyphically] was by the Antients put to signify the Sun, being an Emblem of its powerful Influences in the World Some have observed of this Bird, that it can steadfastly behold the Sun, and that its Bones will attract Gold (the Metal of the Sun) as the Loadstone does Iron They also represented Almighty God by the Body of a Man covered with a long Garment, bearing on the Top of the Head a Hawk; because the Excellence, Courage, Nimbleness, and good Qualities of this Bird, did shadow out the incomparable Perfections of its great Creator And because the Hawk is a Bird of Long Life, it was an Emblem of Natural Life; it was also put to signify a prudent, valorous, just and brave Man
If you watch someone like a hawk, you observe them very carefully, usually to make sure that they do not make a mistake or do something you do not want them to do. To peddle (goods) aggressively, especially by calling out. An audible effort to clear the throat by expelling phlegm. Any of many small to medium-sized, diurnal birds of prey, particularly those in the genus Accipiter. The term is often applied to other birds in the Accipitridae family (including buzzards, harriers, and kites) and sometimes to certain falcons. Hawks usually eat small mammals, reptiles, and insects but occasionally kill birds. There is often no difference in plumage between sexes. Hawks are found on the six major continents. Most nest in trees, but some nest on the ground or on cliffs. True hawks (accipiters) can usually be distinguished in flight by their long tails and short, rounded wings. They are exemplified by the 12-in (30-cm) sharp-shinned hawk (A. striatus), gray above with fine rusty barring below, found throughout much of the New World. See also goshawk, sparrow hawk. pigeon hawk fish hawk Black Hawk hawk moth duck hawk sparrow hawk War Hawk Hawks Howard Winchester Hawking radiation Hawking Stephen William
In politics, if you refer to someone as a hawk, you mean that they believe in using force and violence to achieve something, rather than using more peaceful or diplomatic methods. Compare dove. Both hawks and doves have expanded their conditions for ending the war. dove
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