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brusque
used in Middlemarch

3 uses
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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • "Yes, I am," said Lydgate, brusquely, holding his hat, and ready to go.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (73% in)
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (10% in)
  • "My dear Rosy, you don't expect me to talk much to such a conceited ass as that, I hope," said Lydgate, brusquely.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (46% in)

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