in a rough or blunt way; abruptly: Yes, she does brusquely put people in their place, and she can be a little gruff.
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How to use brusquely in a sentence
Oakley was brusquely thrown out of the arena in February 2017, and somehow things got uglier from there, with Dolan suggesting on New York sports radio that Oakley might have an alcohol problem.Patrick Ewing on treatment at MSG: ‘Everybody in this building should know who the hell I am’ | Des Bieler | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
And so it was Sunday night that Cristiano Ronaldo, brusquely thwarted for much of the game, put the upstarts in their place.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory | Tunku Varadarajan | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God | The Daily Beast | March 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
"I'll take charge of this, Captain Dobson," he brusquely informed the red-faced numskull.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He had tried to soften his reply, but not being politic or tactful had succeeded only in expressing himself more brusquely.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
But wishing to conceal his emotions from Fergan, he turned his head brusquely aside.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
He said, very brusquely, "Nous sommes tous rendus, faites ce que vous voulez."The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
Mrs. Edes had offered to take him home in her carriage, and he had declined almost brusquely.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman