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Laziness, that brutish existence which had been his dream, proved his punishment.

Pluto listened, and his face grew hard, brutish in its sullen hate.

This is a brutish Malthusianism which must be adamantly countered.

Just because they were so unclean and brutish His holiness longed all the more to cleanse them.

There were no divinity, but by reason of compassion for revenges are brutish and mortal.

But that is only my answer to the brutish contempt of the Jew.

There were no divinity but by reason of compassion; for revenges are brutish and mortal.

Above him the great horn roared and bellowed in brutish mockery.

Women are women, shouted a wild, brutish, impatient voice within him.

There are others which, although not showing them to be polished, are certainly not brutish.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "pertaining to animals," from brute (n.) + -ish. In reference to human brutes, from 1550s. Related: Brutishly; brutishness.

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