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    (of wine, especially champagne) very dry. any of a number of partly legendary, partly historical chronicles dealing with early English history, written during the Middle Ages and usually beginning with Brutus, the mythic and eponymous ancestor of the country. Contemporary Examples I Watched Shia LaBeouf Cry at His Weird LA Art Project #IAMSORRY Andrew Romano […]

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    savage; cruel; inhuman: a brutal attack on the village. crude; coarse: brutal language. harsh; ferocious: brutal criticism; brutal weather. taxing, demanding, or exhausting: They’re having a brutal time making ends meet. irrational; unreasoning. of or relating to lower animals. Contemporary Examples An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime Zhou Xun November 23, 2013 Kelly Cutrone’s […]

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    to make brutal. to treat (someone) with brutality. Contemporary Examples The Thugs Who Lead Iran’s Supreme Leader Gary Sick June 26, 2009 To the Woman Warrior I Didn’t Know Monsoon Bissell January 4, 2013 Historical Examples Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850. Various The Philippines A Century Hence Jose Rizal Glimpses […]

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    (in modern architecture) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with no apparent concern for visual amenity. Contemporary Examples A Slaughterhouse with Style Blake Gopnik October 2, 2012 Historical Examples The Prince of India, Volume II Lew. Wallace noun an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and […]

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