They might only be cruelly holding out hope to one of the doomed.
The latter was cruelly polite and attentive in his demeanour.
They have begun so cruelly with me, that I have not spirit enough to assert my own negative.
How could I fear to die after he was taken away from me so cruelly!
I have no wish to comment upon that past with which you reproach me so cruelly.
Theodora was cruelly alive to the helplessness of her situation.
Yet of this, my only remaining comfort, I was treacherously and cruelly deprived.
It was a cruel letter, but in my pain I could not see that it had not been cruelly intended.
Deeply, however, did she err, and cruelly was she destined to be undeceived.
She dreamt that the snow-laden sky was falling on her, so cruelly did the cold pinch.