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adverb as in savagely

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I think that kids are cruel and their cruelty sort of grows in scope and scale as their hormones start to shift.

It’s a cruel irony that the things that make a restaurant appealing are precisely what currently make it dangerous—the intimacy, the coziness, the groups of people deep in conversation, whiling away the hours over drinks and a meal.

The President said things about your late husband that were cruel.

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Italy without its beloved calcetto—pickup soccer game—would have seemed a cruel and unusual punishment not long ago.

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What’s most cruel to me about this is that we have a program we could update and help fix this, but we keep looking the other way.

Instead, he is cruelly jailed solely for the peaceful expression of his beliefs.

I just went missing without a trace,” one man writes, “I just disappeared cruelly from their lives.

But many of the nuns themselves were kind and not all the girls in their care were treated cruelly.

When she wore a black-and-white striped dress, the Internet cruelly compared her to a Killer Whale.

The sunset was cruelly beautiful and as dusk deepened the Christmas lights on the firehouse grew grimly brighter.

He didn't want my father to marry my mother, and if he found us he would treat us cruelly.

The ministers who advised this step, acted cruelly towards the government they left behind.

Accordingly, the record of this hard-fighting soldier of the Empire has been cruelly buried in ridicule.

Bascomb spurred his tired horse cruelly, and they got past Hot Springs at a fairly good gait.

He is a Confederate soldier who was cruelly wounded at Pea Ridge, and found his way here.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cruelly, such as: brutally, viciously, and inhumanly.

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