- n an abrupt discourteous manner
- Without delay Dollfuss snapped back that Hitler's man would do well to apologize for the "Turk"' speech in Vienna before Austria could reconsider its brusqueness to him.
- The Russian President's brusqueness is jarring.
- For Young, his penchant for brusqueness has made him enemies.
- Pope Benedict XVI in Free Internet Press
Benedict told the audience that the "erudite" emperor addressed the scholar "with a startling brusqueness on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was...
- Manuel II Paleologus in Journal of Turkish Weekly
However, the Pope underlines that the Emperor stated his views "with a startling brusqueness" and he also thinks that Manuel II "expressed himself so forcefully."
- David Cross in Boston Globe (registration)
New Yorkers get a remarkably undeserved reputation for being unfriendly; brusqueness is mistaken for it,says Cross.