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brute

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrutebrute1 /bruːt/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š VIOLENTCRUELa man who is cruel, violent, and not sensitive
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bruteβ€’ He looked at her white face and the dark fear in her eyes and felt a brute.β€’ She had a husband, a great brawny brute of an ex R.A.F. pilot who knocked her about.β€’ a drunken bruteβ€’ Milly had a husband -- a great brute of a man who knocked her about.β€’ Nomatterhow he had changed - if indeed he had changed - that man had once been a sadistic brute.β€’ It was therefore with a fit companion that I tackled the brute for a fourth attempt.β€’ She spun round and screamed, "Leave him alone, you brute!''
brutebrute2 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ brute force/strength2 [only before noun] simple and not involving any other facts or qualities πŸ”Š The brute fact is that the situation will not improve. πŸ”Š brute stupidity
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bruteβ€’ For him, the whale was a brute beast which provided the source of his income.β€’ What they see is the brute fact of several thousand uncounted votes that would have made a difference.β€’ Even his strong-man routine seems devoid of any intelligence or style and focuses, instead, upon brute force and muscle.β€’ Instead of brute force, the clever approach would be to attack the weakest point.β€’ Low, relentless, brute power.β€’ The brute reality is that there is no political will for a repeat military operation to finish the job.β€’ But it is also a story of brute resolve and drive, and courage at a crunch.β€’ But like men, chimps do not rise entirely on brute strength.
BruteBru‧te /ˈbruːteΙͺ/ πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ Et tu, Brute?
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