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abruptness and bluntness in manner; brusqueness.
Historical Examples

Marjorie Dean College Junior Pauline Lester
The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
Lord Montagu’s Page G. P. R. James
White Lies Charles Reade
A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2) Alexander Michie
Metapsychical Phenomena J. Maxwell
The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Ragna Anna Miller Costantini


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