“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.
And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
Your job is to tear off the mask of manipulative rhetoric and show the reality of brute power.
"Never been to Mexico in my life, brute," she said with a grin.
On the one hand, everything about the city is made, a triumph of brute will and engineering over good sense.
Well may the British mother tremble at the horrid sound, and pity the wretched Israelitish female, thus sunk below the brute.
And by that time Taurus Antinor was between him and the brute.
Uttering the curious sound peculiar to grizzlies, the brute made as though it would approach still closer.
What a brute I am to speak so harshly when I come to thank you!
Whoever was able to know Rolland's inmost essence, acquired, as in the ancient saga, new energy for the wrestle with brute force.
early 15c., "of or belonging to animals," from Middle French brut "coarse, brutal, raw, crude," from Latin brutus "heavy, dull, stupid," an Oscan word, from PIE root *gwere- "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Before reaching English the meaning expanded to "of the lower animals." Used of human beings from 1530s.
1610s, from brute (adj.).