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"You will find that you are up against a hell of a frost," she would declare, brutally.

He paused for an instant, then spoke in a voice that was brutally menacing.

The guard tugged at it brutally to bring it within range of his vision.

But to be good and brutally frank about it, what she suffers just now doesn't count with me.

"We want to go upstairs into your rooms," Macquart said to her brutally.

It was so, of course, but he need not have been so brutally frank in telling me.

“It would have been the same,” retorted the count, brutally.

It is not a question of brutally seizing a prey to be devoured immediately.

Nevertheless, it is a comfort to be brutally honest once in a while to myself.

And he shut the door, brutally, but with an air of duty not done.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., in reference to the nature of animals, from Latin brutus (see brute (adj.)) + -al (1). Of persons, "fierce," 1640s. Related: Brutally.

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