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War and Peace
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  • "I am awaiting orders to join my new regiment, your excellency," replied Boris, betraying neither annoyance at the prince’s brusque manner nor a desire to enter into conversation, but speaking so quietly and respectfully that the prince gave him a searching glance.
  • He received Nicholas brusquely (imagining this to be characteristically military) and questioned him with an important air, as if considering the general progress of affairs and approving and disapproving with full right to do so.

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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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