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brusque
used in Lonesome Dove

4 uses
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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • Call said brusquely.
    Chapters 11-12 (6% in)
  • Though certainly a brusque greeting, it was not much more than he would have expected from a father—fathers had always been touchy when he attempted to talk to their daughters.
    Chapters 68-69 (20% in)
  • He had had enough of Jasper and Soupy and felt that the whole question of Pea and Deets had been treated too brusquely.
    Chapters 93-94 (95% in)
  • All the men were annoyed with Captain Call because he told of Gus's dying brusquely, got himself a little food and rode away to be alone, as he always did in the evening.
    Chapters 97-98 (32% in)

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