Meanwhile the brutality of the king and his ministers had begun to produce a reaction.
The brutality of some Spanish governors on the spot provoked anger The cortes assembled in Cadiz, being under the influence of the merchants and mob, could make no concessions, and all Spanish America flamed into revolt.
Husband and wife quarrelled with the brutality of the age and came to open war.
The projection of the muzzle, which gives the character of brutality to the gorilla as distinguished from the man, is yet further exaggerated in the lemurs, as is also the backward position.
It estranged from the king the hearts of all his French subjects, who were already sufficiently disgusted by~ many minor acts of brutality, as well as by incessant arbitrary taxation and by the reckless ravages in which Johns mercenary troops had been indulging.
He tried to import more method into the very unequal distribution of taxation, less brutality in collection, less confusion in the fiscal machine, and more uniformity in the matter of rights; while he diminished the debts of the much-involved towns by putting them through the bankruptcy court.
But whatever cause she might have found since marriage to complain of his rigorous custody and domineering brutality was insufficient to break the ties by which he held her.
He was disgusted with the brutality of English manners, which he paints in no flattering colours, and he found pedantry and superstition as rampant in Oxford as in Geneva.
The legislation against Baptists (about 1644-1678) and the persecution of the Quakers (especially 1656-1662) partook of the brutality of the time, including scourging, boring of tongues, cutting of ears and in rare cases capital punishment.
Their origin, their previous crimes or virtues, their avarice or brutality, were indifferent to him so long as they served him loyally.
A bond was drawn in which Darnley pledged himself to support the confederates who undertook to punish "certain privy persons" offensive to the state, "especially a strange Italian, called Davie"; another was subscribed by Darnley and the banished lords, then biding their time in Newcastle, which engaged him to procure their pardon and restoration, while pledging them to insure to him the enjoyment of the title he coveted, with the consequent security of an undisputed succession to the crown, despite the counter claims of the house of Hamilton, in case his wife should die without issue - a result which, intentionally or not, he and his fellow-conspirators did all that brutality could have suggested to accelerate and secure.
Now, instead of just intellectually engaging with the news, we feel the government brutality, we experience the war, we are electrified by the demonstrations, and we are horrified at the suffering.
Civilized behaviour succeeded to brutality of manners; and, whereas the professors of religion had been but small exceptions to the mass, the unreligious people became the exceptions in their turn.
His intentions, as exhibited to his famous Landelove (National Code), were progressive and enlightened to an eminent degree; so much so, indeed, that they mystified the people as much as they alienated the patricians; but his actions were often of revolting brutality, and his whole career was vitiated by an incurable double-mindedness which provoked general distrust.
There were wholesale internments, conducted with the utmost brutality: and the horrors of the camps of Doboj, Mostar, Arad, Thalerhof, Mollersdorf, Gmiind, were early in 1918 revealed by Doctor Tresic in the Austrian Reichsrat.
If he is to be blamed in this particular matter, the blame must be chiefly confined to his imprudence in inviting Voltaire at the beginning and to the brutality of his conduct at the end.
He increased his bodyguard to Boo men, all Frenchmen, who behaved with the greatest licence and brutality; by his oppressive taxes, and his ferocious cruelty towards all who opposed him, and the unsatisfactory treaties he concluded with Pisa, he accumulated bitter hatred against his rule.
The Afghans, inured to bloodshed from childhood, are familiar with death, and audacious in attack, but easily discouraged by failure; excessively turbulent and unsubmissive to law or discipline; apparently frank and affable in manner, especially when they hope to gain some object, but capable of the grossest brutality when that hope ceases.
While it was close enough to catch broadcasts of Phillies baseball and Eagles football, it was far enough away to be isolated from most of the brutality associated with the city of Brotherly Love.
Alvaro Gonzales, Pedro Coelho, and Diogo Lopes Pacheco persuaded the king, Alphonso, that his throne was in danger from an alliance between his son and the Castros, and with all the brutality of the age they urged the king to remove the danger by murdering the poor woman.
Indisputably Charles was cruel, ungenerous and vindictive; yet he seems, at all hazards, strenuously to have endeavoured to do his duty during a period of political and religious transition, and, despite his violence and brutality, possessed many of the qualities of a wise and courageous statesman.
71), of the 28th of October 797, in which Charlemagne shows less brutality and pronounces simple compositions for misdeeds which formerly entailed death.
There is no cause, no religion, that can justify such brutality.
Many died in captivity and many suffered appalling brutality.
brutality against civilians.
The first time you see the game in action, the sheer brutality of the game's new impact punches soon becomes starkly clear.
Fifteen death sentences were carried out, all with the utmost brutality.
Fast camera changes relay the frenzy of battle and close-ups reveal the brutality of it.
In Hungary, as in Italy, he was accused of brutality.
But there is no foundation for the stories of Peter's neglect and brutality.
The war thus begun, and known in Russian history as the The Rus- Thirteen Years' War, far exceeded even the Thirty sians invade Years' War in grossness and brutality.
They had recourse to the so-called "unarmed agitation," which was in effect a policy of constant provocation designed to bring on measures of repression to be represented to Europe as examples of Russian brutality.
Gathering around them many of the Covenanters who clung tenaciously to their standards of faith, these ministers began to preach in the fields, and a period of persecution marked by savage hatred and great brutality began.
That he changed the system of blinding his relatives from passing a hot metal over the open eye to an extraction of the whole pupil is indicative of gross brutality.
Her gentle demeanor reveals nothing of the brutality she experienced at the hands of Iraqi prison guards.
This brutality seems rather incredulous to the modern reader.
They are capable of extreme brutality, but also show altruism.
appalling brutality and regardless of the validity of their claim.
They wanted to hear tales of torture, beatings and brutality.
Quite a number have witnessed brutality or relatives being killed.
In five cases, the victims of police brutality died.
brutality of regimes like those in Congo, Gabon or Nigeria.
brutality of the Japanese soldiers shocked the British.
brutality of the war in Chechnya was played out in miniature against the children of Beslan.
brutality of the police first hand.
brutality by riot police " .
With British support, and media self-censorship, the US continues to fuel the insurgency with its racist brutality.
It's a work which alternates beautifully lyrical and delicate passages with scenes of extreme violence and brutality.
Photographs of prisoners subjected to sexual humiliation and other brutality at the hands of U.S. soldiers have prompted international outrage.
The film accurately portrays the brutality of 1st century flogging.
Bacon's overriding preoccupation was with what he liked to call " the brutality of fact " .
The enemy is never tired, never sated, never content with yesterday's brutality.
scabrous attack on police brutality.
shocking indictment of the brutality of the profit system.
European slavers dispersed them across the Americas to lead lives of degradation and brutality, without thought for their personal lives.
Carlyle's influence on him may be traced both in his admiration for strong rulers and strong government, which led him to write as though tyranny and brutality were excusable, and in his independent treatment of character.
Owing to the ferocity and brutality of the attacks upon Justinian, the authenticity of the Anecdota has often been called in question, but the claims of Procopius to the authorship are now generally recognized.
The third and last period extends from that year onwards; it was a time of disunion and disintegration, when the independence and rude honour of the previous periods had degenerated into unmitigated vice and brutality.
The enemy is never tired, never sated, never content with yesterday 's brutality.
The group debuted with the 1979 single " Murder of Liddle Towers, " a scabrous attack on police brutality.
The facts are not in dispute and provide a shocking indictment of the brutality of the profit system.
The centers of our large cities are places where brutality is squeezing out hope and where aspirations are being smothered at birth.
Depictions of these types of brutality should not be tolerated in a civilized society.
Although admittedly steeped in controversy, this CD shined a light on the reality of police brutality in a way that, up to that point, had never been covered in the mainstream media.
Experience the dangerous brutality of the Normandy Breakout, the campaign that helped liberate Paris and brought our allies closer to Berlin during WWII.
Brutality - Decimate the losing player with a long series of attacks.
The Suffering video game for PS2 is an action/adventure type game set in an insane prison with lots of horrific creatures and absolute brutality.
A strong combo system links various attacks, special movies and finishing throws together into dramatic sequences of brutality.
Individuals who cannot empathize with others' feelings are less likely to curb their own aggression and more likely to become insensitive to brutality in general.
He is particularly proud of a report he made in 1999, which exposed police brutality in South Africa.
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