The old lady spoke with a brusquerie which seemed to indicate 49 her wish to be done with the subject.
Had her feelings been the other way his brusquerie would have shocked her.
But his abruptness and brusquerie offer a different indication.
There seemed no reason, for all his brusquerie, why I should not tell him this.
Brooke was accustomed to Western brusquerie, and there was nothing in his companion's manner which made the question offensive.
This Forbes did not know, and he misinterpreted Nichette's brusquerie.
Kiying himself forgot his urbanity and acted "with a degree of brusquerie, not to say insolence, never before exhibited by him."
I think the fatigue he sometimes experiences after phenomenafatigue often out of all proportion with themis due to his brusquerie.
John d'Albret felt that it was no time to resent this Catalan brusquerie.
People said of him: "His bark is worse than his bite," and showed him an indulgence not always accorded to brusquerie.