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brusque
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Middlemarch
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  • "Yes, I am," said Lydgate, brusquely, holding his hat, and ready to go.
  • I shall not ride any more," said Dorothea, urged to this brusque resolution by a little annoyance that Sir James would be soliciting her attention when she wanted to give it all to Mr. Casaubon.
  • "My dear Rosy, you don’t expect me to talk much to such a conceited ass as that, I hope," said Lydgate, brusquely.

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  • She is known for her brusque manner and brief meetings.
  • I am trying to develop a less brusque manner.

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