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  • n. Plural form of brusquerie.

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Examples

  • Never hitherto had I felt seriously disposed to resent his brusqueries, or freeze before his fierceness; what he had said to-night, however, I considered unwarranted: my extreme disapprobation of the proceeding must be marked, however slightly.

    Villette

  • After the dinner he shook hands with people, delivered himself of a number of snappy brusqueries, laughed a good bit and, almost the last to leave the charmed precinct where he had unbosomed himself among "congenial" souls, he wandered out.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • He could not apply the thematic system to his striking phrases, and so had to cobble them into metric patterns in the old style; and as he was no "absolute musician" either, he hardly got his metric patterns beyond mere quadrille tunes, which were either wholly undistinguished, or else made remarkable by certain brusqueries which, in the true rococo manner, owed their singularity to their senselessness.

    The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Ring

  • The scores of young faces, the full unison of the hymns, and finally the Provost's sermon, with its strange brusqueries and simplicities of manner and phrase -- simplicities so suggestive, so full of a rich and yet disciplined experience, that they haunted her mind for weeks afterwards -- completed the general impression made upon her by the Oxford life.

    Robert Elsmere

  • The scores of young faces, the full unison of the hymns, and finally the Provost's sermon, with its strange brusqueries and simplicities of manner and phrase -- simplicities suggestive, so full of a rich and yet disciplined experience, that they haunted her mind for weeks afterward -- completed the general impression made upon her by the Oxford life.

    Robert Elsmere

  • a precious life, swallowed without a protest the brusqueries and rebuffs of the man who held in, the hollow of his potent hand their jewel of existence.

    Life at High Tide

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