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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUTALITY

Robert was not the only one who witnessed with indignation the captain's brutality.

I, to her misfortunes—she through the brutality of the king.

His brutality had made the delicacy in her crouch and sicken.

Naturally, there were reports of brutality and savagery, but none were proved.

Terrorized by his brutality she agreed to accept less wages.

Laurent, ashamed of his brutality, began walking slowly from the bed to the window.

All her revenge for his brutality, consisted in martyrising him in connection with this bite.

The brutality of his expression slowly changed as he looked at her.

Then horrors and starvation and brutality lasting many months.

Not only will I take you back, but I shall strive to make amends for my brutality.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "savage cruelty, inhuman behavior," from brutal + -ity. Literal sense "condition or state of a brute" is from 1711.

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