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brusque
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • That his advances should be rejected so brusquely without any reference to the lady's own wishes, and that the lady should accept the situation without protest, is very amazing.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (37% in)

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