BRUSQUE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of brusque
Definition:
a. abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
Example:
Was Bruce too brusque when he brushed off Bob's request with a curt "Not now!"?
Sentence in Classic:
And then I made a brusque movement, and one of the remaining posts of that vanished fence leaped up in the field of my glass.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
She dropped her head; then, with a brusque movement, she pulled to the door, which closed behind her.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Still, at about that moment, a brusque report burst forth in the direction of the Halles, a second yet more violent followed; it was probably that attack on the barricade in the Rue de la Chanvrerie which we have just seen repulsed by Marius.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
She impulsively invited the Dillons to the dramatic association meeting, and when Kennicott was brusque to them she was unusually cordial, and felt virtuous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He received Nicholas brusquely (imagining this to be characteristically military) and questioned him with an important air, as if considering the general progress of affairs and approving and disapproving with full right to do so.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But she saw or she imagined that the women who had gurgled at her so welcomingly when she had first come to Gopher Prairie were nodding at her brusquely.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context