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"I thought you wouldn't like the bed," she said, with the brusque familiarity of an old servant and friend.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
She assumed, however, a tone almost brusque, artificially airy and unimportant.
The brusque and rather timid young officer is lionized in the drawing-room of Madame Tallien.
He spoke in brusque tones, and he looked at Mina as if he did not know what she might be doing there.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
In most cases he is deplorably curt of speech and brusque of deportment.
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The man behind the desk was very brusque and fierce-looking, and snapped out, "Well, what do you want here?"
Next above him in age is the host; shrewd, brusque, incisive of speech and manner.
So long as there was no opposition to her will, Miss Wentstile was in her brusque way generous and not ill-natured.
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“So it would appear,” assented my interlocutor, apparently in nowise offended at my brusque method of answering him.
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
I know that my first movement was one of mistrust, for my answers had been unnecessarily brusque.

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