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hawk

bird of prey in the subfamily Accipitridae. Includes genera of Accipiter (goshawk and European sparrowhawk). The unrelated American sparrowhawk (Falco sparverius) is a member of the falcon family.
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On Saturday, J Street, the organization designed to be a liberal counterweight to the more hawkishly pro-Israel AIPAC, kicked off its third convention under the banner of "Making History," history being something the group has assiduously tried to avoid becoming.
Now McLeish is hawkishly eyeing McGregor, while Turks Bursaspor refuse to take no for an answer in their pursuit of Whittaker.
This description is of a piece with what the "reformed" Twain would later call his "red-hot imperialism" of the 1800s, a hawkishly pro-U.