His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed. There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked – and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, Nick on Tom Buchanan, whose money and power have helped shape him into the gruff, aggressive and menacing person he has become. A man very capable of violence.