However freely the Doctor's will had been discussed in public, no criticism of it was brooked in the presence of Miss Lady.
They brooked no opposition at home, and resented all criticism abroad.
And it placed him, too, beyond the offer of all pecuniary assistance from one from whom he could least have brooked to receive it.
In the past the big cattle and sheep outfits had brooked no interference.
The Texan spoke quietly, yet with an air of finality that brooked no argument.
There was no introduction—he was the whole show and brooked no competition.
His orders were rigidly obeyed, for he brooked no disobedience on the part of his warriors.
He knew her independence of thought and action; it brooked no catering for favors.
"It is never too late to learn," replied his uncle in a tone that brooked no further parley.
Ulysses brooked not this, nor even in such straits did the Ithacan forget himself.
"small stream," Old English broc "flowing stream, torrest," of obscure origin, probably from Proto-Germanic *broka- which yielded words in German (Bruch) and Dutch (broek) that have a sense of "marsh." In Sussex and Kent, it means "water-meadow," and in plural, "low, marshy ground."
"to endure," Old English brucan "use, enjoy, possess; eat; cohabit with," from Proto-Germanic *bruk- "to make use of, enjoy" (cf. Old Saxon brukan, Old Frisian bruka, Old High German bruhhan, German brauchen "to use," Gothic brukjan), from PIE root *bhrug- "to make use of, have enjoyment of" (cf. Latin fructus). Sense of "use" applied to food led to "be able to digest," and by 16c. to "tolerate."
a torrent. (1.) Applied to small streams, as the Arnon, Jabbok, etc. Isaiah (15:7) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably the Wady-el-Asha. (2.) It is also applied to winter torrents (Job 6:15; Num. 34:5; Josh. 15:4, 47), and to the torrent-bed or wady as well as to the torrent itself (Num. 13:23; 1 Kings 17:3). (3.) In Isa. 19:7 the river Nile is meant, as rendered in the Revised Version.