Thesaurus / gruff

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He felt a tug at his sleeve and heard the gruff voice of the cabby.

The Web of the Golden SpiderFrederick Orin Bartlett

He was in the midst of a story, all life and animation, when the gruff words of the sentinel broke in so abruptly upon him.

The Frontier AngelEdward S. Ellis

Beppo,” said the Mexican, in a gruff voice, “bring out the horses.

"Thursday then," I heard a man's gruff voice reply brusquely.

A Village of VagabondsF. Berkeley Smith

Thad started when he suddenly heard a gruff voice; it sounded so very close by, that his first thought was he had been discovered.

Whether the tone in which it is uttered be gruff or polished, sharp or insinuating, it is at least sincere.

“No, not this time,” said the gruff voice out of the darkness.

“Somebody to see you,” he announced with gruff brevity, and turned away.

The Moon RockArthur J. Rees

"Seeking a place to lay our heads," he answered, with gruff carelessness.

The conductor took charge of her ticket, telling her in his gruff, kind way what time they would arrive in the city.

The Mystery of MaryGrace Livingston Hill

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