Did you by any chance mean briskly?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a brusk manner; offhandedly and with scant courtesy.
- adv. alternative spelling of brusquely.
- brusk + -ly (Wiktionary)
“The poetic affect of the music would waver in the air uncertainly as he bruskly complained and put the German violin in its case.”
“Eve, Dick chanted on, drawing Paula bruskly closer to his side with a semblance of savage roughness.”
““Let none pass in here without authority — and let none pass out unless I accompany them,” he ordered bruskly.”
“I turned to Drake bruskly to smother the sob of sheer happiness I felt rising in my throat; and at his wink and warning grimace abruptly forebore to press the question.”
“A young man rose very bruskly and asked if there was any one he would like to see.”
“QX, Wainwright, go ahead," Kinnison directed bruskly when, alone with the escorting Patrol officers in a shielded car, he was being taken to the Capitol grounds.”
“That's all right for to-morrow," declared Jennie bruskly.”
“You are inclined to be saucy," bruskly rejoined Aunt Euphemia.”
“Nothing ever happens to kids like her," said Ann, bruskly.”
“You should say ` First Lensman Samms '," Kinnison said bruskly.”
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