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Brooke

1. Alan Francis. See (1st Viscount) Alanbrooke
2. Sir James. 1803--68, British soldier; first rajah of Sarawak (1841--63)
3. Rupert (Chawner). 1887--1915, British lyric poet, noted for his idealistic war poetry, which made him a national hero
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They had already been excited and startled at all his comings and goings -- by the fierceness and rapidity of his movements; and more felt than seen in his rushes, he appeared formidable -busied with matters of life and death that brooked no delay.
Bumble, whose patience brooked no delay, caught up a bowl of soap-suds, and motioning him towards the door, ordered him instantly to depart, on pain of receiving the contents upon his portly person.
Justice Stareleigh's temper bordered on the irritable, and brooked not contradiction.

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