BRUTE in a Sentence

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For BRUTE, below is one of 57 sentences:
I told him I did, come what might; that he had used me like a brute for six months, and that I was determined to be used so no longer.

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 Meanings and Examples of BRUTE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
brute
 a.  not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  Her sidesaddle was strapped on as sorry a mule as Scarlett had ever seen, a flop-eared lame brute, and Cathleen was almost as sorry looking as the animal she rode.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  He sometimes takes the great Folio whales by the lip, and hangs there like a leech, till the mighty brute is worried to death.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  No; but here thou beholdest even in a dumb brute, the instinct of the knowledge of the demonism in the world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
4  And consequently Derick and all his host were now in valiant chase of this unnearable brute.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
5  There is no longer a restraint upon the brute passion of the Negro.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
6  If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IV
7  So saying the honest but implacable scout made the circuit of the dead, into whose senseless bosoms he thrust his long knife, with as much coolness as though they had been so many brute carcasses.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
8  Spurning the loathsome object with his foot, he turned from it with the same indifference he would have quitted a brute carcass.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
9  The chief was as good as his word, and Duncan now found himself alone in that wild and desolate abode with the helpless invalid and the fierce and dangerous brute.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
10  It was at least necessary for her to have some training in the exercise of irresponsible power, to make her equal to the task of treating me as though I were a brute.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
11  I told him I did, come what might; that he had used me like a brute for six months, and that I was determined to be used so no longer.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
12  It was impressive, to the nurses, the way an old boy of his age could still bawl and make a brute like that obey him.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
13  And he knew it and did it on purpose to tease her, the old brute, her father-in-law.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
14  But under Mrs Bolton's influence, Clifford was tempted to enter this other fight, to capture the bitch-goddess by brute means of industrial production.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
15  One should be a brute not to feel for the distress they are in; and from what I hear, poor Mr. Bertram has a bad chance of ultimate recovery.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence:
1  We will achieve much more by persuasion than by brute force.
2  They used brute force to break open the door.
3  Discussion can be more effective than the use of brute force.
4  He used brute force to take control.
5  The government used brute force to keep people in subjection.
6  Boxing is a test of skill and technique, rather than brute strength.
7  That dog is a dangerous brute; it bites people.
8  The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds, by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes, by instinct.