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  • n. Plural form of brute.

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Examples

  • Were brutes without him, —brutes to tear the scars

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  • But what really gets the Flak Catcher, besides the sheer size of the brutes, is their Tiki canes.

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  • I get the idea behind it, that these are not young women and men dying off, never getting their chances in life, that they are fully aware of their purpose, but his utter calmness after watching a squadmate become a puddle of mush under the attack of a thousand Consu brutes is just ... disturbing.

    Forgetting times

  • That was all forgotten now, for the hunger-rage was on them, and they were brutes, plain brutes, with every kind instinct dead in their shivering breasts.

    Purple Springs

  • Those whom we called brutes had their revenge when Darwin shewed us that they are our cousins.

    Maxims for Revolutionists

  • He uttered a long howl, which was answered by the cries of a large pack of the dirty brutes from the wood.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • The truth commends itself by mere simplicity: nakedness betrays its Eve-like innocence of guile or error: those living creatures whom we call brutes and beasts, have, in their degree, the breath of God within them, as well as His handiwork upon them.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Where is the precise line of distinction between man and the animals whom he calls brutes?

    Good Sense

  • Bit by bit, an inch at a time, with here a wolf bellying forward, and there a wolf bellying forward, the circle would narrow until the brutes were almost within springing distance.

    The Hunger Cry

  • Philip Roth: The Democrats aren't brutes, which is too bad, because the Republicans are brutes.

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