without ceremony

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While he was congratulating himself and wagging his tail to convey his pleasure to his friend, the Cook saw him moving about among his dishes and, seizing him by his fore and hind paws, bundled him without ceremony out of the window.
He desired me to give him some account of my travels; and, to let me see that I should be treated without ceremony, he dismissed all his attendants with a turn of his finger; at which, to my great astonishment, they vanished in an instant, like visions in a dream when we awake on a sudden.
Wickham should invent such a history of himself as he gave me last night; names, facts, everything mentioned without ceremony.
He used to take us to lunch at their house without ceremony.
She at once abandoned her occupation upon seeing Edna, who had been ushered without ceremony into her presence.
Captain Wragge opened the carriage door, seized his outstretched hand, and pulled him in without ceremony.
On his arrival he had simply marched into the place at the head of his columns of Hausas without ceremony, almost as a master, into the very presence of the King.
The letter was dated, "Penzance"; and the doctor wrote, as he spoke, without ceremony.
And he kicked open the buttery door without ceremony and brought to light a venison pasty and cold roast pheasant--goodly sights to a hungry man.
At that I gripped my wife's arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
de Boville, who took it without ceremony, and quickly drew up the required assignment, while the Englishman counted out the bank-notes on the other side of the desk.
Advancing with an alert step, and free and easy air, he threw the buck on the ground, and, without waiting for an invitation, seated himself at their mess, helped himself without ceremony, and chatted to the right and left in the liveliest and most unembarrassed manner.