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abrasive
used in The Bourne Identity

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abrasive personality
Definition
direct in a disagreeable, insensitive manner
  • "Why wasn't the Agency informed of this tip you received seven months ago?" asked the CIA's Knowlton abrasively.
    Chapter 15 (46% in)
  • I want to be careful, that's all," said Bourne abrasively.
    Chapter 31 (28% in)

There are no more uses of "abrasive" flagged with this meaning in The Bourne Identity.

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  • Quiet signals had been sent and received, not loud enough or abrasive enough to be alarms, but they were there and she had heard them.
    Chapter 18 (49% in)
  • Soft fabric moving briefly across an abrasive surface.
    Chapter 8 (20% in)
  • Broken by the abrasive voice of the Security Council's Alfred Gillette.
    Chapter 15 (54% in)
  • For the first time during the conference, the abrasive delegate from the National Security Council seemed to hesitate.
    Chapter 15 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "abrasive" in The Bourne Identity.

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