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Merely physical
“But Carrot is actually the figure in the unconscious of every policeman and every criminal, who stands for justice, and who makes policing something more than the exercise of brute force.”
Having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
“… brute attacks on innocent civilians.”
Having or showing the nature and appetites of a lower animal
“He used brute force to take control.”
A savagely violent person or animal
“The Irish father is a brute of a colonial policeman who, when not violating his child, enjoys casually smacking her in the mouth.”
An animal as opposed to a human being
“What I remember is that the film starred Will Fyffe, whose big black dog was rather an unreliable brute that was suspected of sheep worrying.”
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