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Close, a gruff iconoclast and minimalist who created Photorealist portraits across five decades, died on Thursday in New York at 81.
HOW A TIME ART CRITIC COVERED CHUCK CLOSE ACROSS THE DECADESANDREW R. CHOWAUGUST 20, 2021TIME
Lindell appears in those ads to hype his pillows with Billy Mays levels of gruff enthusiasm.
MIKE LINDELL’S ‘FRAUD’ ALLEGATIONS ARE EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS THAN YOU MIGHT THINKPHILIP BUMPJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As they were passing a place where the bushes grew thickly by the side of the road, they received a gruff command to halt.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The fact was that Benny himself did not know why he liked this stranger who was so gruff at times and so pleasant at others.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Even the gruff, grumpy, unsociable rhinoceros amiably allowed him to stroke its head with his trunk.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He spoke angrily, and no longer in a low tone, but gruff and loud enough to be heard some distance away.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
"Salam Aliekoom," said a gruff voice, as a man with Peer Khan entered the tent.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
Having jumped about David noisily, but without offering violence, they passed on in obedience to a gruff command.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
And the gruff voice of the drayman, growing impatient in the antechamber: "Come, come, make haste."
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
"You may be thankful if you don't get those two young alligators in the other tank," said a gruff-voiced adjutant.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUFF

  • cracked
  • croaky
  • dry
  • grating
  • gravelly
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • hoarse
  • husky
  • scratchy
  • thick
  • throaty
  • absonant
  • acute
  • atonal
  • blaring
  • blatant
  • brusque
  • cacophonous
  • discordant
  • dissonant
  • dry
  • ear-piercing
  • grating
  • grinding
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • hoarse
  • husky
  • inharmonious
  • jarring
  • loud
  • piercing
  • rasping
  • sharp
  • stertorous
  • strident
  • thick
  • unharmonious
  • unmusical
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