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  • Brusquely asserting that radical history had reached a point of diminishing returns (how many more “out groups” really remained to have their forgotten struggles unearthed?), Anderson offered the challenge of a “history of possibility”: a grand narrative of missed opportunities that would avoid the merely counterfactual.

    What’s Left?

  • Brusquely I dropped the hand before it reached my lips; and it was so lifeless that it fell heavily on to the divan.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Brusquely he said, “I used to spend a lot of time here in the summers.”

    Ricochet

  • Brusquely and bustily informing Sloate and Di Luca that the Feds have now taken over the case, Sally Ballew immediately begins detailing the way things will be handled from this moment on.

    Alice in Jeopardy

  • Brusquely, he released her chin and yanked her hands back over her head.

    Spirited

  • Brusquely Helm dismissed the gang and closed and bolted the door behind them as they left.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • Brusquely he tugged the horse's head round and urged it onward and downward.

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • Brusquely, fearing I'd cry as well, I put my arms about him.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • Brusquely, efficiently, the prisoners were bundled into two of the cars, engines started up and within a minute both cars were lost to sight round a bend in the road.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • Brusquely, he said: "This is an evil thing that has happened."

    Ensign Flandry

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