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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brook.


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  • Fain would we have washed away the stains of travel; but he was urgent, saying that the king's word brooked no delay.

    A Thane of Wessex

  • Roger glanced back, but Bradwarden’s expression brooked no debate.


  • He ruthlessly exploited weakness in his opponents and brooked no criticism.

    The Sun may be about to swap sides in preparation for the next election

  • Most oppressive to Mr. Domscheit-Berg was Mr. Assange's autocratic management style: He brooked no criticism and didn't even want staffers discussing WikiLeaks matters among themselves, outside his presence.

    Radical Transparency

  • He conceded none of the diversity that exists in Islam or among its adherents ... and brooked no contradictory observations of persons who were admittedly Muslim, informed about the religion, or of a different standpoint.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • When I thought about that, I thought about the outrage of the Catholic mother, whose possessive control of her children brooked no opposition from competitive vampires.

    Vampire Love « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Now we Americans are getting a strong taste of what it must have been like to live in the totalitarian Soviet Union, fascist Italy, or nazi Germany, where the controlled press and media spouted the imperial line and brooked no protests.

    Think Progress » Santorum to GOP: Stimulus hypocrisy ‘does undermine your credibility.’

  • Her professionalism was exemplary; no request, no confidence was ever brooked by her own emotions.

    Act of Creation

  • Rather, the founders idolized G-d alone -- faith in Him was stamped even on our money -- and brooked no shallow, hollow substitutes, Hollywood superstars included.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Obama's Soulless Obsession With Science and Math

  • He also brooked no interference in his intelligence operation, flying into a rage and threatening to quit every time Coleman or Williams tried to supervise him or question his authority.

    Wild Bill Donovan


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  • His voice brooked no discussion, and Sarah opened the door to disclose a bare little room with two chairs and two cots. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010