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Definitionabrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
- "I said a doctor," he answered brusquely and his eyes unconsciously went over her tiny frame.3.18 (93% in)
- She began asking questions so brusquely and giving orders so decisively Pork's eyebrows went up in mystification.3.25 (9% in)
- And then pain and more pain and the room full of buzzing voices and Aunt Pittypat's sobs and Dr. Meade's brusque orders and feet that hurried on the stairs and tiptoes in the upper hall.5.56 (64% in)
There are no more uses of "brusque" in Gone with the Wind.
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