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- There has been simmering resentment at the Chancellor's brusque manner when dealing with other spending ministers.
- It was a brusque apology, short and almost snappy, but it was genuine.
- An accurate formulation of a patient's condition and prognosis is of little value if it is conveyed to the patient in an off hand or brusque way and is too painful to hear.
- Nor can you claim for a moment that they are rude, or brusque.
- This high-speed technician can be brusque and impatient with the indecisive, but he is a wonder to behold.
- To begin with, at least, he is curt to the point of being brusque.
- It's notoriously easy to hit the wrong tone and come off sharp, imperious or brusque in e-mail when you don't intend to.
- His brusque manner seemed to egg her on and she raised her chin a bit.
- Indeed, he has the brusque, taciturn manner of a true Montana native, although he was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area.
- His ability was unquestioned, but his brusque and abrasive manner aroused hostility which probably hampered his early career.
- That set off a wave of criticism of the defense chief's brusque manner.
- The staff was treating her in a very brusque and insensitive manner, and I felt the need to show her some warmth and caring.
- Parker's statements often seem like complete non-sequiturs; his manner is brusque and official.
- How can these youngsters learn emotional intelligence for the workplace, or lead happy personal lives, when they are spoken to with such brusque disrespect?
- At sixty-seven, he is slight and wiry, with white hair and sharp blue eyes and a manner that is both brusque and warm.
- She headed out, almost blindly towards the market place, heedless of the glances that anyone gave her for her brusque, regal manner.
- With her plaid shirt and brusque manners, she is so caught up in her own family traumas she can't branch out for herself.
- So even when she was rude or brusque with me I tried to be as polite as I could, knowing that there were reasons behind her attitude.
- Equally, the United manager may possibly be one of the few figures down south who can speak to referees in such a brusque, accusatory manner and not incur their wrath.
- William seemed to bridle at the brusque manner of questioning, but settled down when Anne gave him a small smile that told him that he should answer.