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brusque
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  • Brusquely opening a black bag, he gave him a hypodermic of strychnin and held a vial of ammonia to his nose.
  • The reporters disliked him for his secrecy and occasional brusqueness.
  • The child was still alive when he came brusquely into the house All the way back he had seen her dead and stiff.
  • He brusquely pinched up the skin of the upper arm and jabbed it with the needle of the syringe, cursing at them for jerking, never seeing their individual faces.
  • It was by telephone message from a brusque girl clerk in the president’s office that he was informed that "his resignation had been accepted.

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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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