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Their world, like Paul’s, was full of monsters determined to abuse, kidnap and mutilate kids.
With cynical cruelty, he set himself to insult, to undermine, to mutilate it.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
It would not mutilate and disfigure the body, for it is a sacred temple, to be made beautiful and attractive.
You mutilate my brain with your clumsy pincers—you put your claws into my thoughts and tear them to pieces!
CREDITORS; PARIAHAUGUST STRINDBERG
Not only does the censorship mutilate literary works, but it often suffocates the inspiration of the author.
This dispatch, too, the House of Commons took care to mutilate before sending it to the press.
At times men tear their hair, cut their flesh or even mutilate their limbs for life.
"I could mutilate my own limbs for love of you two," answered he, grasping unobserved the hands of his two friends.
To isolate them is to mutilate, and sometimes to extinguish them.
Why should you, possessing that acid and that furnace, mutilate a man's face and head with a spade?

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