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  • But she saw or she imagined that the women who had gurgled at her so welcomingly when she had first come to Gopher Prairie were nodding at her brusquely.
  • She impulsively invited the Dillons to the dramatic association meeting, and when Kennicott was brusque to them she was unusually cordial, and felt virtuous.
  • He was no more brusquely familiar than a dozen other clerks of the town, but her nerves were heat-scorched.
  • He circled her waist with a brusque arm.

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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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