surly brute

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  • I must see this surly brute, that in your estimation is beyond all price. Cited from Infelice, by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • What has that surly brute just given you? Cited from The School for Husbands, by Moliere
  • Mareno is a surly brute, and he might have waited an hour without speaking to a soul. Cited from Dope, by Sax Rohmer
  • He's a surly brute, but I've got to have quite a liking for him. Cited from A Master of Fortune, by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The cook, surly brute, made a lot of offensive remarks to me, to which I made no answer. Cited from Martin Hyde the Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
  • I pronounced him a surly brute and went away. Cited from Afoot in England, by W.H. Hudson
  • He was a surly brute, and instead of couching his request in appropriate language, threatened to throw him out of the house. Cited from The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams
  • The man was a surly brute: but what he said was so true, that Hereward's wrath arose. Cited from Hereward, by Charles Kingsley
  • At realization that in the exact psychological moment when success lay almost in his hand, this surly brute might baffle him, he felt a wave of murderous hate. Cited from Darkness and Dawn, by George Allan England
  • Offitt paled a little, but did not flinch at the savage tone of the surly brute. Cited from The Bread-winners, by John Hay
  • And to think that the surly brute was once an innocent puppy, all legs and head, full of fun and play, and burning with ambition to become a big, good dog and bark like mother. Cited from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome2
  • Then there was the milkman's dog, a gaunt retriever like mine, but of a very bad disposition, and a surly brute withal. Cited from She and I, Volume 1, by John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Varya's husband is a surly brute and a despot (I'd shoot a husband like that), but we had a very jolly time there. Cited from Love, and Other Stories, by Anton Chekhov
  • They all belonged to Hawley's outfit; one, a black-whiskered surly brute Bristoe remembered having seen in Sheridan. Cited from Keith of the Border, by Randall Parrish
  • He was a surly brute of the Yorkshire breed; and when he had heard that I was an express rider from Major Ferguson, he was pleased to demand my papers. Cited from The Master of Appleby, by Francis Lynde
  • As he approached, Rover, spying him, sprang out savagely; but I caught and held him with firm grip, for to strangers he was ever a surly brute. Cited from When Wilderness Was King, by Randall Parrish
  • So when the bugle blast had called us forth We went not like the surly brute of yore But, as the Spartan, proud to give the world The freedom that we never knew nor shared. Cited from The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson
  • The last, a surly brute, broke out into mad ravings the moment he felt the touch of Jones's hands, and writhing, frothing, he snapped Jones's sleeve. Cited from The Last of the Plainsmen, by Zane Grey
  • I have seen more than one seemingly polished gentleman, resplendent with all the graces of the social code, degenerate into a surly brute with only a few hours of such isolation and the ceaseless irritation of the trail. Cited from When Wilderness Was King, by Randall Parrish
  • In England the pike-man was always a surly brute, who collected his fees with the help of a bludgeon and a bulldog, but Nicholas performed his duties in the disguise of a saint. Cited from The Book of the Bush, by George Dunderdale
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