Definition of 'brutish'
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It can also be brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The plot is nasty, brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That would make it nasty, brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The election campaign will be nasty, brutish and long and very expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The conquest was nasty, brutish and prolonged. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Our 2.50 chickens have a life that is nasty, brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its life would be nasty, brutish, and short. Christianity Today (2000)It's a small, slow act of civility in a brutish world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The nasty and brutish are ejected, the good are rewarded, the colourful and strange entertain us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The proposed buildings may be nasty and brutish, as your leader says, but they are not solitary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A soldier's life five centuries ago was nasty and brutish, but not necessarily short. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Indeed the music - nasty brutish and short - was largely the least interesting thing about it when compared with the slogans and the scams. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Life in nature is nasty, brutish and short - not because of a primal thirst for blood but because of the inescapable logic of anarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is far more basic and universal than that: it is quite simply the rejection of a life that is nasty, brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The French administration is seen as a modern Leviathan condemning man to an existence which is becoming more nasty and more brutish because it is getting longer. The Government and Politics of France (1989)
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