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They described him as an alpha male, brusque, sometimes rude — even to the queen — but one who worked hard to support her and give a modern gloss to the 1,000-year-old institution of the English monarchy.
The fact that he’s still in office is a testament to his brusque determination and general unconcern for the opinions of others.
"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.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
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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