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Better indeed had we been as brutes without its use, than we are, if so worse than brutishly we abuse it.

The chevalier himself evidently felt some astonishment; he had not expected to find a nature so brutishly ill-conditioned.

He worked best with a bludgeon which, as it did brute's work, might be brutishly handled.

The air was hot with acrid odors, pungent and brutishly intoxicating.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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