a small, natural stream of fresh water.
to bear; suffer; tolerate:
I will brook no interference.
Contemporary Examples

What Military Base Shootings Reveal About the Mental Health Debate Caitlin Dickson February 8, 2014
This Week’s Hot Reads: February 25, 2013 G. Clay Whittaker February 24, 2013
Avigdor Lieberman’s Road To The Top Brent E. Sasley December 6, 2012
London Auctions Brook Mason June 24, 2010
The Pirate Negotiator Caitlin Dickson November 13, 2013

Historical Examples

An Outcast of the Islands Joseph Conrad
Explorations in Australia John Forrest
The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
The Armourer’s Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat Thornton W. Burgess

a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river
(transitive; usually used with a negative) to bear; tolerate
Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre


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