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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gruff

gruff can be used as a adj

1."Ah I am all right," said gruff Old Orlick. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2."Hillo hillo, there" said a gruff voice, in reply. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3."Oh ah" he returned, with something like a gruff laugh. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.I say, one and all," he added with gruff charity and turning to Mr. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.A gruff squire on horseback with shiny topboots. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.Defarge looked gloomily at his wife, and gave no other answer than a gruff sound of acquiescence. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.Fairfax's voice, and Leah's, and the cook's--that is, John's wife--and even John's own gruff tones. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8."I hope there ain't, but I can't make so 'Nation sure of that," said the guard, in gruff soliloquy. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9."Yes, John likes me, I think, and of course Evie, for all her gruff ways, wouldn't be unkind to a fly. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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