Xabi Alonso, the Spanish midfielder who has had a tournament to forget (after only two games), was brusquely dispossessed.
I simply want to draw attention to some of the gaps, some of what may be missing, when we dismiss God too brusquely.
And so it was Sunday night that Cristiano Ronaldo, brusquely thwarted for much of the game, put the upstarts in their place.
He reached the opposite path, and was about to pass through the gate in the railings, when his arm was brusquely grasped.
"Mr. Marston wants you to report aft at once," he announced, brusquely.
"I want the stage after the performance tomorrow night, for a supper to the company," he said brusquely.
"You have my permit in your hand," she said brusquely, hardly raising her eyes to Brant.
He was brusquely informed by Jane that she had seen it put on board.
"Never mind my hands, I don't feel them," said Janetta brusquely.
"Stuff and nonsense, my dear," interrupted the old lady, brusquely.
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."