without ceremony


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without ceremony

Without the niceties or etiquette normally demanded by the social situation; roughly, informally, or uncouthly. Without ceremony, the new police chief barged into the room and began barking orders at the officers. It was a little disenchanting when he just signed my copy of his book without ceremony and sent me on my way. He didn't even look up from the table!
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without ceremony

without preamble or politeness.
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without ˈceremony

in a very rough or informal way: He found himself pushed without ceremony out of the house and into the street.
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without ceremony, before them all, so as to leave me no possibility of refusing.
It was the scholar, who, ill at ease, and greatly bored in his hiding-place, had succeeded in discovering there a stale crust and a triangle of mouldy cheese, and had set to devouring the whole without ceremony, by way of consolation and breakfast.
So I ruined one of the finest sentences of his disregarded monologue by cutting it short without ceremony.
I followed and peeped over her shoulder without ceremony.
Built to a Robert Stephenson design between 1847 and 1849, the bridge was opened to rail traffic, without ceremony, on August 15, 1849.
Those of us who lost their loved ones back then haven't had any trouble in forcing our minds to comprehend their deaths without ceremony or goodbyes.
A High Court judge said that Brady's body must be disposed of without ceremony or music.
The child killer, who used the name Ian Stewart-Brady, died aged 79 on May 15 this year and was incinerated without ceremony.
The bridge had opened to rail traffic, without ceremony, on August 15, 1849 - and entered everyday use on February 4, 1850.
It's likely he will be cremated in secret before his ashes are scattered without ceremony at a spot known only to a handful of people.
Marcos arrived without ceremony Wednesday at a restricted airfield outside Honolulu to begin a life of exile, amid predictions from some American officials that he may stay here indefinitely.
But this is done without ceremony, comment, or preconditions such as "You have to eat some of this to get that.
A spokesman told The Mirror: "In the absence of anyone claiming the remains of Robert Black, his ashes have been scattered at sea, without ceremony, beyond these shores.
In typically dignified fashion, David Jones died without ceremony.
The report found prices for three tiers of service: direct cremation without ceremony, immediate burial without ceremony or the cost of a casket, and full-service funeral, which includes services such as assistance from the funeral director and staff; transporting the body from place of death to the funeral home; embalming and other preparation of the body; viewing or calling hours; a funeral ceremony with the casket present; a hearse to the cemetery; a sedan or limousine for the family; and a graveside ceremony.