brute brute  /b ˈrut/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cruelly rapacious person
  2. (n) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  3. (adj) resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

Usage(s):

  1. The boxer, a good-natured brute of a dog, was bred in central Europe in the 15th Century to whip its weight in wild boars.
  2. Stanley Kowalski, for example, may be a brute.
  3. In one of her many sexual debates with Clark Gable's Rhett Butler, Scarlett's dialogue says 'No no', but her dress says 'Come here, you great brute!'.

News

  1. ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg Joins Glenn Younes Talking NBA Finals And Lebron James

    "I don't think we have ever seen someone who combines that sort of brute strength, but also grace with that size and that power. That's what's unbelievable."
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore

  2. 7-on-7 now an inescapable part of football culture

    TAMPA — A half-decade ago, Sean Callahan would have sooner burned his blocking sleds than engage in 7-on-7 competition in the summer. Back then, Armwood High’s football program had yet to transition from its triple option, which the Hawks had employed with speed and brute force to capture consecutive state titles. You didn’t train for that power-based offense with night after night of four-wide ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Home Team

  3. On Takedown: Bentley, Buxton, Brands, Heffernan

    Fight Now TV Presents Takedown Wrestling in the Brute studios. Takedown Wrestling is proudly presented by Kemin, Inspired Molecular Solutions!
    on June 14, 2013     Source: InterMat

Quotes

  1. "Syrians deserve a government whose legitimacy is grounded in the consent of the people, not brute force," the statement from President Bush said.
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Fort Wayne News Sentinel

  2. "Beware. Be vigilant in the face of the vicious machinations of Britain and its other allies," Mugabe said. "Yesterday they ruled by brute force. Today they have perfected their tactics to be more subtle. They are literally buying people to...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: FOXNews

  3. On the moment when he saw what Echenique had done Dougherty added: "I thought 'Oh my goodness'. The 18th has been an absolute brute for me this week and I'm delighted to get the job done."
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Nick Dougherty Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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