without ceremony

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See: informal
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I will take care and eat enough to last me both today and tomorrow." 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.
His greatest admirer could not have cordially justified his bringing his harpoon into breakfast with him, and using it there without ceremony; reaching over the table with it, to the imminent jeopardy of many heads, and grappling the beefsteaks towards him.
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. If it be not so, let Mr.
He used to take us to lunch at their house without ceremony. I admired the good lady's sweet patience.
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.
Hardyman left him without ceremony. Moody, slowly following, entered the tent.
Meanwhile, I must be about my dinner." 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.
Aronnax," said the Captain, "pray, share my breakfast without ceremony; we will chat as we eat.