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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References in classic literature ?
At that I gripped my wife's arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
de Boville, who took it without ceremony, and quickly drew up the required assignment, while the Englishman counted out the bank-notes on the other side of the desk.
Advancing with an alert step, and free and easy air, he threw the buck on the ground, and, without waiting for an invitation, seated himself at their mess, helped himself without ceremony, and chatted to the right and left in the liveliest and most unembarrassed manner.
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. The paper exhibited written characters, traced in a wonderfully large and firm handwriting.
The two fire stations closed their doors for the last time on Wednesday morning (August 21) without ceremony, with firefighters moving to the new fire station in Fordbridge Road.
Until now, many believed that anyone catching Ebola was doomed to be die alone among space-suited strangers and to be buried without ceremony in a bleach-misted body bag.
Unlike in the past, the signing of Republic Act 11260 was done without ceremony, and without the presence of any member of either chamber of Congress, who had bickered over their entitlements in the annual appropriation.
After trying to enforce and anticipate Trump's cruel or irrational whims, he or she is generally packed off without ceremony, with diminished professional respect and, presumably, with diminished self-respect.
Pall bearers lifted the coffin without ceremony - straight to the cemetery - oh my God!
Gabalfa flyover opens THE North Road flyover at Cardiff's busiest road junction was opened without ceremony - and without a hitch.
Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and his lover, the designer's label said Wednesday.