brusqueness


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This singularity in Meistersinger is emphasized by the brusqueness of the change not only in relation to previous works bur also in contrast with those that follow.
But the mood soon switched to ominous, the brusqueness of the violins giving the work a sense of urgency that suited the symphony's eventual purpose as a celebration of the allied victory in World War II.
The other side of the medal a the absence of flashy brusqueness that seems to attract large masses of Bulgarian voters.
The emperor--said the Pope--"addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness, a brusqueness which leaves us astounded, on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
His brusqueness and tendency to seem aloof, though couching shyness and genuine warmth, can seem haughty.
There's a lack of sensitivity to individuals' emotional states when undergoing this public violation," she adds, citing the dismissive brusqueness of the procedure.
intellect, his Johnsonian brusqueness of speech and manner, mingled with a corresponding Johnsonian warmth of sympathy with and loyalty to friends in trouble or anxiety, his sturdiness in the assertion of his opinions, and the maintenance of his principles, disdaining the smallest concession for popularity's sake.
Fatima comes to understand that Marvita's brusqueness is due to her growing up in the Bronx, warding off lascivious relatives as well as violent peers.
Sorvino manages to keep the quirkiness of quasi-alcoholic free spirit Carl from feeling forced; Mario van Peebles executes a nicely understated turn as the hero's gay, wisecracking sidekick; and Stockard Channing applies her typically welcome affectionate brusqueness to the role of Gabriel's literary agent.
The brusqueness of the guitar stroke, the insistence on harsh, percussive sounds, and a refusal to ornament or retreat from the compulsion that drove the music elevated each song to a kind of epic tragedy.
Surely the unique combination of brusqueness and celerity that characterizes Rosen's treatments of Strauss gives them warrant.
Yet despite the brusqueness of form and materials, this is an intensely sociable building.