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  • adj. superlative form of brusque: most brusque.

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Examples

  • French tongue (as it comprehendeth some of its brusquest dialects), with so much ingeniosity and wit, that more impressions have been sold thereof in that language than of any other book that hath been set forth at any time within these fifteen hundred years; so difficult nevertheless to be turned into any other speech that many prime spirits in most of the nations of Europe, since the year

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Courtauld smiled as if he understood his colleague's drift, and then addressed me in his brusquest tones yet.

    between silk and cyanide

  • This was the reason, perhaps, that his voice was the little Doctor's at its brusquest as he said: --

    Queed

  • "Deputations represent somebody or something," retorted Brent, in his brusquest fashion.

    In the Mayor's Parlour

  • Nance's manner was often brusquest when she was tenderest, but Molly understood her perfectly.

    Molly Brown's Senior Days

  • She had gone to Whinborough to avoid him, and she had gone in the brusquest way, that it might be unmistakable.

    Robert Elsmere

  • "Now, my fine fellow, we summon you to surrender," he called in his brusquest voice and manner.

    Cowmen and Rustlers A Story of the Wyoming Cattle Ranges

  • The Pentateuch of Rabelais mentioned in the title-page of the first book of this translation being written originally in the French tongue (as it comprehendeth some of its brusquest dialects), with so much ingeniosity and wit, that more impressions have been sold thereof in that language than of any other book that hath been set forth at any time within these fifteen hundred years; so difficult nevertheless to be turned into any other speech that many prime spirits in most of the nations of Europe, since the year

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

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