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cruel Sentence Examples

  • He was a cruel and nasty man.

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  • How could she have said such a cruel thing?

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  • The ancient world was a cruel place.

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  • Seems like it would appeal to your cruel streak of messing with people to see what they'll do.

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  • "That's so cruel," she whispered.

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  • They were among the fiercest and most cruel of the pirates of the north coast of Africa.

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  • "I'm not cruel," replied the kitten, yawning.

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  • In war, they were savage and cruel; for war always makes men so.

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  • I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.

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  • Neither can we see the cruel bears, for they also eat the fruit.

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  • Jordanes, a Goth, wrote the following about the Huns in 551: They are beings who are cruel to their children on the very day they are born.

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  • Why would something as cruel as Darkyn want a mate?

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  • How cruel – and typical of him.

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  • Grief made people say cruel things, sometimes.

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  • The former were not implacably cruel or vindictive.

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  • Her beautiful, unselfish spirit shines out like a bright star in the night of a dark and cruel age.

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  • But if he was the most cruel, Murad was also one of the most manly, of the later sultans.

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  • I'd as soon die here as live much longer among these cruel and heartless people.

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  • Darkyn was too cruel a master to betray.

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  • After a period of great distress and cruel oppression, in 1866, on the demand for reforms being again refused, a general insurrection took place, which was only put down by great exertions on the part of the Porte.

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  • Personally he possessed the charming manners of a polished grand seigneur: debauched and cynical, but never rude or cruel, full of gentle consideration for all about him but selfish in his pursuit of pleasure, he has had to bear a heavy load of blame, but it is.

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  • God being what He is, at once moral and all-powerful, the immoral life is doomed to overthrow, whether the immorality consist in grasping rapacity, proud self-aggrandizement, cruel exaction, exulting triumph or senseless idolatry.

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  • Religion alone can explain to us what without its help man cannot comprehend: why, for what cause, kind and noble beings able to find happiness in life--not merely harming no one but necessary to the happiness of others--are called away to God, while cruel, useless, harmful persons, or such as are a burden to themselves and to others, are left living.

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  • Here they experienced a cruel disappointment.

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  • The term by which this subjection is commonly designated, the Mongol or Tatar yoke, suggests ideas of terrible oppression, Character but in reality these barbarous invaders from the Far of Tatar East were not such cruel, oppressive taskmasters as rule.

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  • We heard of the cruel, unnecessary fighting in the far-away Pacific, and learned of the struggles going on between capital and labour.

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  • Back East, winters are always angry, even cruel sometimes.

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  • Hinduism, which was once the religion of Java, but has been extinct there for four centuries, is still in vogue in the islands of Bali and Lombok, where the cruel custom of widow-burning (suttee) is still practised, and the Hindu system of the four castes, with a fifth or Pariah caste (called Chandala), adhered to.

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  • They looked at the beautiful, large, thoughtful eyes full of tears and of thoughts, gazing shiningly and imploringly at them, and understood that it was useless and even cruel to insist.

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  • Ancient accounts agree in describing Alexander as a typically cruel and suspicious tyrant.

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  • During the hour Pierre watched them they all came flowing from the different streets with one and the same desire to get on quickly; they all jostled one another, began to grow angry and to fight, white teeth gleamed, brows frowned, ever the same words of abuse flew from side to side, and all the faces bore the same swaggeringly resolute and coldly cruel expression that had struck Pierre that morning on the corporal's face when the drums were beating.

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  • He continued this treacherous policy when Edward the Black Prince advanced to succour Peter the Cruel; then signed a treaty with Edward of England, and then in 1371 allied himself with Charles V.

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  • Procopius relates that Theodoric soon repented of his cruel deed, and that his death, which took place soon after, was hastened by remorse for the crime he had committed against his great counsellor.

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  • Your coming down here was cruel and unfair and I think you know it!

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  • The countess let no occasion slip of making humiliating or cruel allusions to Sonya.

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  • In his own kingdom Charles took some steps to reform the financial and judicial administration and so to increase his revenue; but he was soon occupied once more with foreign entanglements, and in July 1362, in alliance with Peter the Cruel, king of Castile, he invaded Aragon, deserting his new ally soon afterwards for Peter IV., king of Aragon.

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  • Men thought him more cruel and more despotic than he actually was.

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  • "I should say so!" grunted another of the piglets, looking uneasily at the kitten; "cats are cruel things."

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  • He was, however, obliged to surrender and was carried a prisoner before the sultan, who condemned him to a cruel death.

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  • He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.

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  • The thought that both her sons were at the war, had both gone from under her wing, that today or tomorrow either or both of them might be killed like the three sons of one of her acquaintances, struck her that summer for the first time with cruel clearness.

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  • Sonya listened silently with downcast eyes to the countess' cruel words, without understanding what was required of her.

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  • The cruel persecutions instituted by the authorities with a view to securing conformity increased the number and fanaticism of the schismatics and heretics, and created among them a widespread belief that the reign of Antichrist, foretold in the Apocalypse, was at hand.

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  • A refuge from cruel treatment was afforded by the temples and altars of the gods and by the sacred groves.

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  • With the apparent intention of restoring order in Jerusalem, he assembled the Sanhedrin, and being, as a Sadducee, cruel in the matter of penalties, secured the condemnation of certain lawbreakers to death by stoning.

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  • He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.

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  • They did not know for some time after my recovery that the cruel fever had taken my sight and hearing; taken all the light and music and gladness out of my little life.

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  • But he is growing old, and though not exactly cruel he has too energetic a character.

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  • The Spanish volunteers committed horrible excesses in Havana and other places; the rebels also burned and killed indiscriminatingly, and the war became increasingly cruel and sanguinary.

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  • about 1750), an able, cruel and unscrupulous man, subdued the neighbouring pashas and chiefs, crushed the Suliotes and Khimarrhotes, and exercised a practically independent sovereignty from the Adriatic to the Aegean.

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  • "My name is Gwig," said the Sorcerer, turning his heartless, cruel eyes upon his rival.

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  • While he was engaged upon some pieces for the convent of the Dominican friars, he made the acquaintance of Savonarola, who quickly acquired great influence over him, and Bartolommeo was so affected by his cruel death, that he soon after entered the convent, and for some years gave up his art.

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  • Everywhere intense indignation was aroused by the cruel tortures and executions.

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  • Though naturally passionate, Matthias's self-control was almost superhuman, and throughout his stormy life, with his innumerable experiences of ingratitude and treachery, he never was guilty of a single cruel or vindictive action.

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  • He was grave and gay, affable and dignified, cruel and gentle, mean and generous, eager for fame yet not vain, impulsive and cautious, secretive and open.

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  • I have already told her in simple language of the beautiful and helpful life of Jesus, and of His cruel death.

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  • But he had no time to utter the decisive word which the expression of his face caused his mother to await with terror, and which would perhaps have forever remained a cruel memory to them both.

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  • They are for the most part, when left to their own resources, cruel, unjust, selfish and improvident.

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  • The grounds for an absolute divorce in Minnesota are adultery, impotence, cruel and inhuman treatment, sentence to state prison or state reformatory subsequent to the marriage, desertion or habitual drunkenness for one year next preceding the application for a divorce.

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  • He had to steer a middle course between the extremes represented by the Carbonari on the one hand and the Sanfedisti on the other, and he consistently refused to employ the cruel and inquisitorial methods in vogue under his successors.

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  • Agen changed hands more than once in the course of the Albigensian wars, and at their close a tribunal of inquisition was established in the town and inflicted cruel persecution on the heretics.

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  • He received his early education, according to Morice his secretary, from " a marvellous severe and cruel schoolmaster," whose discipline must have been severe indeed to deserve this special mention in an age when no schoolmaster bore the rod in vain.

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  • They used to be described as the most cruel and treacherous people in the world, and they certainly are callous of the pain suffered by others, and regard any strategy of which their enemies are the victims with open admiration.

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  • And so He loved men Himself and though they were very cruel to Him and at last killed Him, He was willing to die for them because He loved them so.

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  • They perform a useful function in protecting their clients from the cruel usury which prevails, especially in the south.

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  • They were a fierce and illdisciplined force, individually brave and cruel in war, and almost ungovernable in peace.

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  • In the country one sees only Nature's fair works, and one's soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city.

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  • He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruel with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.

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  • I don't want to be cruel or uncaring and I know she's going through hell, but I can't just jump her bones and pretend it's yesterday.

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  • Still hankering after Burgundy, Charles saw his French estates again seized; but after some desultory warfare, chiefly in Normandy, peace was made in March 1365, and he returned to his work of interference in the politics of the Spanish kingdoms. In turn he made treaties with the kings of Castile and Aragon, who were at war with each other; promising to assist Peter the Cruel to regain his throne, from which he had been driven in 1366 by his half-brother Henry of Trastamara, and then assuring Henry and his ally Peter of Aragon that he would aid, them to retain Castile.

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  • To feign your own death is cruel to those who love and know you.

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  • In the early part of the 19th century the island was chiefly known to Europeans on account of the wrecks which took place on its coasts, and the dangers that the crews had to run from the cannibal propensities of the aborigines, and the almost equally cruel tendencies of the Chinese.

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  • is the king who, by the instigation of the magians, put to a cruel death the prophet Mani, the founder of Manichaeism.

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  • a drunken libertine and a cruel tyrant ~ (May 1849); the latter was assassinated in 1854, and a regency under his widow, Marie Louise, was insti tuted during which the government became somewhat more tolerable, although by no means free from political persecution; in 1857 the Austrian troops evacuated the duchy.

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  • The local despots of Romagna were dispossessed and an administration was set up, which, if tyrannical and cruel, was at least orderly and strong, and aroused the admiration of Machiavelli.

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  • This was one of the greatest calamities that could have happened to South America; for the discoverer of the South sea was on the point of sailing with a little fleet into his unknown ocean, and a humane and judicious man would probably have been the conqueror of Peru, instead of the cruel and ignorant Pizarro.

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  • It is difficult, moreover, not to connect the repeated wall-paintings and reliefs of the palace illustrating the cruel bull sports of the Minoan arena, in which girls as well as youths took part, with the legend of the Minotaur, or bull of Minos, for whose grisly meals Athens was forced to pay annual tribute of her sons and daughters.

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  • This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.

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  • External influences and latent fanaticism were active; a serious insurrection broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1875, and the efforts to quell it almost exhausted Turkey's resources; the example spread to Bulgaria, where abortive outbreaks in September 1875 and May 1876 led to those cruel measures of repression which were known as " the Bulgarian atrocities," 3 Mussulman public feeling was inflamed, and an attempt at Salonica to induce a Christian girl who had embraced Islam to return to her faith caused the murder of two foreign consuls by a fanatical mob.

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  • He left his retirement, secured the support of the army and marched upon Constantinople, where his advent was stained by a cruel massacre of the Latin inhabitants.

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  • The whole process sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, but only hurts for a few minutes.

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  • Dionysius was regarded by the ancients as a type of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive.

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  • Only Countess Helene, considering the society of such people as the Bergs beneath her, could be cruel enough to refuse such an invitation.

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  • It would be cruel not to mention your breasts.

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  • And he fell back into that artificial realm of imaginary greatness, and again--as a horse walking a treadmill thinks it is doing something for itself--he submissively fulfilled the cruel, sad, gloomy, and inhuman role predestined for him.

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  • Your misfortunes are cruel, but His Majesty the Emperor and King desires to arrest their course.

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  • How could he be so cruel?

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  • Quinn, that's plain cruel!

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  • Of course, she hadn't meant it to be cruel.

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  • It's dirty and angry and cruel.

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  • The name of Torquemada stands for all that is intolerant and narrow, despotic and cruel.

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  • As king the loss and failure of friends made him cautious, suspicious and cruel.

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  • became painfully frequent in the mouth of the young commander, not yet 21, who was far from being naturally cruel.

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  • The gathering exasperation of the Sienese, and notably of the middle class, against their rulers was brought to a climax by this cruel disappointment.

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  • Throughout the latter part of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, the Hungarian gentry underwent a cruel discipline at the hands of their Habsburg kings.

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  • But who could recognize in the cruel and lustful popes of later days - in John XII.

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  • But his internal government, unlike that of Gelo, was suspicious, greedy and cruel.

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  • The agent chosen to preside at the nomination ceremony was Mr (afterwards Sir) Theophilus Shepstone, who was in charge of native affairs in Natal and had won in a 1 Bishop Schreuder, a Norwegian missionary long resident in Zululand, gave Sir Bartle Frere the following estimate of the three brothers who successively reigned over the Zulu: " Chaka was a really great man, cruel and unscrupulous, but with many great qualities.

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  • The Mahommedans promptly responded to the challenge, for the danger was too serious to be neglected; the Sikh army was dispersed and two of Guru Govind Singh's sons were murdered at Sirhind by the governor of that fortress, and his mother died of grief at the cruel death of her grandchildren.

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  • When one takes into account that the next article of the declaration decreed death for domestic theft, the legislation is not relatively cruel.

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  • The inhabitants of Pannonia are described as brave and warlike, but cruel and treacherous.

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  • He was haughty and cruel, rapacious and given to luxury; he was neither a general nor an administrator.

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  • For the republic had always sided with the empire and favoured Conradin, whose cruel end struck terror into the Ghibelline faction.

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  • The insurrection lasted until July 1783, and cruel executions followed its suppression.

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  • Peter the Cruel, his nephew, reigned over Castile; and the murderers were given up as soon as required.

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  • One of the terms of the capitulation had been that her life should be spared; but in spite of this she was brought to trial for the numerous and cruel executions of which she had been guilty during her short lease of power.

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  • The character of Charlemagne himself undergoes a change; in the Chanson de Roland he is a venerable figure, mild and dignified, while later he appears as a cruel and typical tyrant (as is also the case with Ermanaric).

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  • In the beginning of his reign he had to contend with the hostility of John of Gaunt, who claimed the crown by right of his wife Constance, daughter of Peter the Cruel.

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  • As lieutenantgeneral in Roussillon in 1475 he protected the countryside against the wrath of the king, who wished to repress with cruel severity a rebellion of the inhabitants.

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  • For a long time he struggled bravely with this cruel disease, never omitting except from absolute necessity any of his official duties except during a brief period of rest abroad, which failed to produce the desired effect.

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  • The same year he formed a liaison with Marie Claire Deschamps de Marcilly, widow of the marquis de Villette, whom he married in 1720 after the death in 1718 of Lady Bolingbroke, whom he had treated with cruel neglect.

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  • Io), not merely as a ground of separation from the heathen, but as inconsistent with the selfish and cruel freedom of divorce current in his time.

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  • xiv.) should have perpetrated so cruel an act in direct opposition to the king's wishes (xviii.

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  • in the Merlin proper, Gawain is a dominant personality, his feats rivalling in importance those ascribed to Arthur, but in the later forms such as the Merlin continuations, the Tristan, and the final Lancelot compilation, his character and position have undergone a complete change, he is represented as cruel, cowardly and treacherous, and of indifferent moral character.

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  • Lennox also gives several stories of cruel words of Mary spoken to Darnley in the hearing of her servants.

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  • was a cruel but an energetic ruler.

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  • He had even added to his other dignities the title of king of Castile, having married, after his first wife's death, the daughter of Peter the Cruel.

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  • The natural objection of the colonies, as voiced, for example, by the assembly of Pennsylvania, was that it was a cruel thing to tax colonies already taxed beyond their strength, and surrounded by enemies and exposed to constant expenditures for defence, and that it was an indignity that they should be taxed by a parliament in which they were not represented; at the same time the Pennsylvania assembly recognized it as " their duty to grant aid to the crown, according to their abilities, whenever required of them in the usual manner."

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  • He was good-natured, though cruel enough on occasion: his accession had been marked by the murder, according to custom then established, of his five brothers.

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  • He marched with them into Spain, supported Henry of Trastamara against Pedro the Cruel, set the former upon the throne of Castile (1366), and was made constable of Ca stile and count of Trastamara.

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  • Still, cruel experience and the persevering preaching of the missionaries gradually checked the fighting, and by the year 1839 it could be claimed that peace and Christianity were in the ascendant.

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  • But it would be cruel to pick holes in a writer whose thinking, like that of St Paul, is coloured by emotion.

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  • The rule laid down by the Order is abstinence so far as possible from all foods which are obtained by the cruel infliction of pain, and the minimum that is set is complete "abstinence from flesh and fowl," while net-caught fish may be used by associate members.

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  • In 853 and the following years Louis made more than one attempt to secure the throne of Aquitaine, which the people of that country offered him in their disgust with the cruel misrule of Charles the Bald.

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  • In 495 he was consul, and his cruel enforcement of the laws of debtor and creditor, in opposition to his milder colleague, P. Servilius Priscus, was one of the chief causes of the "secession" of the plebs to the Sacred Mount.

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  • He was far less great as a ruler in the state, showing as a judge a tyrannical spirit both in the star chamber and highcommission court, threatening Felton, the assassin of Buckingham, with the rack, and showing special activity in procuring a cruel sentence in the former court against Alexander Leighton in June 1630 and against Henry Sherfield in 1634.

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  • There was a short union with Castile under Pedro the Cruel, but the definitive union did not take place till 1370.

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  • In Attic tradition and on the Athenian stage Minos is a cruel tyrant, the heartless exactor of the tribute of Athenian youths to feed the Minotaur.

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  • " Their actions are cruel among us black people.

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  • For these beliefs and practices the Doukhobors long endured cruel persecution.

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  • Such cruel customs were, of course, and still are associated in many lands with the cult of the dead; but, on the other hand, there are gentler and more beneficial aspects observable to-day in China and Japan.

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  • But although the administration was weak, corrupt and cruel, it succeeded in establishing the Roman Catholic religion, and in introducing the Spanish language among the Indians and Ladinos, who thus obtained a tincture of civilization and ultimately a desire for more liberal institutions.

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  • and daughter of John of Gaunt by his marriage with Constance, daughter of Peter the Cruel and Maria de Padilla, Ferdinand proved a good ruler.

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  • Habitual intoxication, wilful desertion for three years, cruel treatment, and conviction for an offence the commission of which involved moral turpitude and for which the offender has been sentenced to imprisonment for at least two years, are recognized as causes for divorce.

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  • never went to the insane lengths of his son Peter the Cruel, but he could be abundantly sultanesque in his methods.

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  • The early years of his Oxford professorship were occupied by severe labour, sundry travels, attacks of illness and another cruel disappointment in love.

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  • After a close and even cruel confinement (he was denied the use of pen and ink) of more than a year, he was brought to trial before .a special commission and a packed jury.

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  • The requisitions of their idolatry were severe and its rites cruel and bloody.

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  • In the affairs of the Church he favoured the mendicant orders, and declared against the cruel and unjust proceedings of the Spanish Inquisition.

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  • After Shapur's cruel victories in Syria, however, he was defeated by Odaenathus, who relieved Edessa, and Mesopotamia became for ten years practically part of an Arabian Empire (see Palmmyra), as it was to be four centuries later.

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  • Her opposition to the reform of the Polish government was plainly due to a wish to preserve an excuse for further spoliation, but her conduct was less cruel and base than that of Prussia.

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  • "The king," wrote Gentz to the hospodar Caradja on the 1st of December 1814, "himself enters the houses of his first ministers, arrests them, and hands them over to their cruel enemies"; and again, on the 14th of January 1815, "The king has so debased himself that he has become no more than the leading police agent and gaoler of his country."

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  • After punishing Lycus and Dirce for cruel treatment of Antiope, they built and fortified Thebes, huge blocks of stone forming themselves into walls at the sound of Amphion's lyre (Horace, Odes, iii.

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  • This passion or emotion, according to those who deny her attachment to Bothwell, was simply terror - the blind and irrational prostration of an abject spirit before the cruel force of circumstances and the crafty wickedness of men.

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  • Here St Ambrose baptized St Augustine; here he closed the doors against the emperor Theodosius after his cruel massacre at Thessalonica; here the Lombard kings and the early German emperors caused themselves to be crowned with the iron crown of Lombardy, and the pillar at which they took their coronation oaths is preserved under the lime-trees in the piazza.

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  • Nothing is known of the family with certainty; but the name is familiar from the interesting romance of Gines Perez de Hita, Guerras civiles de Granada, which celebrates the feuds of the Abencerrages and the rival family of the Zegris, and the cruel treatment to which the former were subjected.

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  • The tale was probably invented by the annalists to excuse the cruel treatment of the Carthaginian prisoners by the Romans.

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  • This decisive and cruel defeat sealed the fate of Charles Edward and the house of Stuart.

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  • He first came into prominence at the court of Peter the Cruel, whose cause he finally deserted; he greatly distinguished himself in subsequent campaigns, during which he was twice made prisoner, by the Black Prince at Najera (1367) and by the Portuguese at Aljubarrota (1385).

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  • The first part of his chronicle, covering only the reign of Peter the Cruel, was printed at Seville in 1495; the first complete edition was printed in 1779-1780 in the collection of Cronicas Espanolas, under the auspices of the Spanish Royal Academy of History.

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  • The cruel sport of badger-drawing was formerly popular throughout Great Britain, but was prohibited about the middle of the 19th century, together with bear-baiting and bull-baiting.

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  • His next brother, Edmund of Langley, who was created duke of York (1385),(1385), founded the Yorkist line, and was father, by a daughter and co-heiress of Pedro the Cruel, king of Castile, of two sons, Edward, second duke, who was slain at Agincourt, and Richard, earl of Cambridge, who by marrying the granddaughter and eventual heiress of Lionel's daughter Philippa, brought the right to the succession into the house of York.

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  • In 1366 he joined his eldest brother, Edward the Black Prince, in Aquitaine, and in the year after led a strong contingent to share in the campaign in support of Pedro the Cruel of Castile.

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  • 1394), the elder daughter of Pedro the Cruel, and in her right assumed the title of king of Castile and Leon.

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  • Although cruel to their enemies, they were hospitable to strangers.

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  • Before the young man left the university, his hereditary malady had broken forth in a singularly cruel form.

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  • What chiefly wounded him was a cruel review in Blackwood, written in the worst style of unreasoning abuse; but the enthusiasm of private friends, together with their wiser criticism, did much to help him and to foster his talent.

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  • Alike more daring and more cruel than any ruler before him, he made the island the seat of a greater power than any of them.

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  • He renewed the ban against Peter the Cruel of Castile, and interfered in vain against Peter IV.

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  • The people of Egypt were not naturally fierce or cruel.

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  • They must have originated among a more cruel people.

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  • Though the Khalif were hapless as Bayezid, cruel as Murad, or mad as Ibrahim, he is the shadow of God, and every Moslem must leap up at his call ou will say, The Egyptian is more ungrateful than a dog, which remembers the hand that fed him.

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  • Cruel, vicious, unscrupulous and strong, the country groaned beneath his oppression.

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  • He earned the confidence of the Porte by the cruel discipline he maintained in his own sanjak, and the regular flow of tribute and bribes which he directed to Constantinople; while he bent all his energies to extending his territories at the expense of his neighbours.

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  • He had steadily to oppose Sigismund's reactionary tendencies; he had also to curb the nobility, which he did with cruel rigour.

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  • 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.

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  • His wit, however, was often cruel, and any one who responded with too much spirit was soon made to feel that the licence of talk was to be complete only on one side.

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  • His victory at Stirling lit a fire which was never quenched, and began the long and cruel wars of independence on which Scotland now entered.

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  • therefore, a struggle to re-establish the central power, a struggle in which cruel deeds were done on all sides.

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  • Beaton was cruel: he had no more scruples than Henry about burning men for their beliefs.

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  • In this cruel affair, Claverhouse, who caused to be shot the celebrated John Brown, " the Christian carrier," had no hand.

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  • The objects of that expedition were to punish Mataram and to redress the grievances of the Sasaks whom the Balinese held in cruel subjection.

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  • They enacted the story of his birth and life and death; the Earth, the Mother, is fertilized only by an act of violence by her own child; the representative of the god was probably slain each year by a cruel death, just as the god himself died.

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  • Gaiseric was a cruel and cunning man, possessing great military talents and superior mental gifts.

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  • The Moors are an intellectual people, courteous in manner and not altogether unlettered; but they are cruel, revengeful and bloodthirsty.

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  • Thereupon He was condemned to death for manifest blasphemy, and a scene of cruel mockery followed.

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  • The cruel tyrant kills the babes of Bethlehem, but the Child has been withdrawn by a secret flight into Egypt, whence he presently returns to the family home at Nazareth in Galilee.

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  • 5 The brutal methods of warfare, the cruel treatment of vanquished districts or cities, and the redistribution of bodies of inhabitants, broke the old bonds uniting deities, people and land.

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  • The excavations (at Gezer, Megiddo, Jericho, &c.) indicate a persisting gross and cruel idolatry, utterly opposed to the demands of the law and the prophets.'

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  • Augustus was a covetous, cruel and superstitious man, but these qualities were redeemed by his political caution and his wise methods of government.

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  • Severus loses no opportunity for laying stress on the crimes and follies of rulers, and on their cruelty, though he once declares that, cruel as rulers.

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  • They are unscrupulous in perjury, treacherous, vain and insatiable, passionate in vindictiveness, which they will satisfy at the cost of their own lives and in the most cruel manner.

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  • The European, especially if he come from India, is charmed by their apparently frank, openhearted, hospitable and manly manners; but the charm is not of long duration, and he finds that the Afghan is as cruel and crafty as he is independent.

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  • The founder of the dynasty was Alauddin, chief of Ghor, whose vengeance for the cruel death of his brother at the hands of Bahram the Ghaznevide was wreaked in devastating the great city.

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  • Abdur Rahman executed or exiled all those whose political influence he saw reason to fear, or of whose disaffection he had the slightest suspicion; his administration was severe and his punishments were cruel; but undoubtedly he put down disorder, stopped the petty tyranny of local chiefs and brought violent crime under some effective control in the districts.

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  • The practice of capturing them in pitfalls is discouraged as cruel and wasteful.

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  • According to the inscription upon his statue at Calcutta, from the pen of Macaulay: " He abolished cruel rites; he effaced humiliating distinctions; he gave liberty to the expression of public opinion; his constant study it was to elevate the intellectual and moral character of the nations committed to his charge."

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  • But at the peace of Nijmwegen (1679) Louis treacherously abandoned the Messinese, who suffered cruel persecution at the hands of the Spaniards and lost all their privileges.

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  • They are generally miserably poor, cruel and haughty.

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  • Penal codes depended rather upon shorter and more cruel methods; the scaffold was in constant use, with all manner of physical pain, torture before and after sentence, shameful exposure, hideous mutilation, exile, selling into bondage as slaves.

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  • After their disgrace he was led into many impolitic actions by his violent and often cruel propensities.

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  • His own wish was to call Abu Ahmad, a son of Moktafi, or a son of Moqtadir, to the Caliphate, but the majority of generals preferring Qahir because he was an adult man and had no mother at his side, he acquiesced, although he had a personal dislike for him, knowing his selfish and cruel character.

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  • He ordered them to be immediately arrested, and though the archbishop escaped his four companions - among them Pomuk - were seized and subjected to cruel torture.

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  • Henry strengthened his position still further by his marriage with Catherine, daughter of John of Gaunt and of Constance, elder daughter of Peter the Cruel and Maria de Padilla.

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  • In fact the pasha was an illiterate barbarian, of the same type as his countryman Ali of Iannina, courageous, cruel, astute, full of wiles, avaricious and boundlessly ambitious.

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  • And when we look to practice we find that cruel and even treacherous deeds are spoken of without the least sense that they deserve censure.

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  • Bairam, however, was naturally despotic and cruel; and when order was somewhat restored, Akbar found it necessary to take the reins of government into his own hands, which he did by a proclamation issued in March 1560.

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  • He won his cause; but in the eyes of all posterity he justified the reproaches of his contemporaries, who describe him as a cruel, venal, grasping seeker after power, eager to support a despotism for the sake of honours, offices and emoluments secured for himself by a bargain with the oppressors of his country.

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  • It is not merely that he was ambitious, cruel, revengeful and avaricious, for these vices have existed in men far less antipathetic than Guicciardini.

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  • The latter is as a rule less cruel and rigorous than primitive forms of asceticism.

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  • The terms of the capitulation were shamefully violated by the Turks, who put to death the governor Marcantonio Bragadino with cruel torments.

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  • He was, however, no longer alone; Diaz, Eugene Tourneux, Rousseau, and other men of note supported him by their confidence and friendship, and he had by his side the brave Catherine Lemaire, his second wife, a woman who bore poverty with dignity and gave courage to her husband through the cruel trials in which he penetrated by a terrible personal experience the bitter secrets of the very poor.

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  • He was not responsible for the cruel persecution by which the reign was disfigured.

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  • On the other hand, if those in authority perpetrate in the name of what their society holds sacred, and therefore with its full approval, acts that to the modern mind are cruel, silly or revolting, it is bad science and bad ethics to speak of vice and degradation, unless it can be shown that the community in which these things occur is thereby brought nearer to elimination in the struggle for existence.

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  • It is strange that the Protestant Council of Zurich, which had scarcely won its own liberty, and was still in dread of the persecution of the Romanists, should pass the decree which instituted the cruel persecution of the Anabaptists.

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  • For the danger now was that some gentlemen were already cruel in exactions of their tenants, "requiring of them whatever before they paid to the Church, so that the papistical tyranny shall only be changed into the tyranny of the lords or of the laird."

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  • He was a cruel and profligate fanatic. Being offended with the English for giving protection to a native official who had escaped with treasure from Dacca, he attacked and took Calcutta on the 20th of June 1756.

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  • The murder of his eldest son, Sufi Mirza, and the cruel treatment of the two younger brothers, were stains which could not be obliterated by an after-repentance.

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  • Though weak, dissolute and cruel, Suleiman is not without his panegyrists.

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  • He was a brave but cruel Afghan.

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  • His brother, Zaki, a cruel and vindictive chief who, when governor ~ of Isfahan, had revolted against Karim, assumed the government.

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  • The most hideous indignities and atrocities were committed upon his person by the cruel Kajar, and finally he was sent to Teheran and murdered, when only in his twentysixth year.

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  • Kajar Dynasty.Aga Mahommed was undoubtedly one of the most cruel and vindictive despots that ever disgraced a throne.

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  • The existence of a conspiracy was then discovered in which some forty persons were implicated; and ten of the conspirators were put to deathsome under cruel torture.

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  • As a rule they are ignorant, unprogressive and apathetic, intensely superstitious, cruel and intemperate, though individual strong characters have been produced.

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  • Stilicho, "fearing to suffer all that had caused himself to be feared," annihilated those defences of Alps and Apennines which the provident gods had interposed between the barbarians and the Eternal City, and planted the cruel Goths, his "skinclad" minions, in the very sanctuary of the empire.

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  • For after the death of himself and of his wives Buddhism gradually decayed, and was subjected by succeeding kings to cruel persecutions; and it was not till more than half a century afterwards, under King Kir Song de Tsan, who reigned 740-786, that true religion is acknowledged by the ecclesiastical historians to have become firmly established in the land.

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  • After the short and cruel reign of Cleph, the successor of Alboin, the Lombards (as we may begin for convenience sake to call them) tried for ten years the experiment of a national confederacy of their dukes (as, after the Latin writers, their chiefs are styled), without any king.

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  • Ferdinand was known as a fanatical adherent of the Church of Rome and as a cruel persecutor of the Protestants of Styria.

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  • He was luxurious and indolent, entrusting the command of his armies to others whose successes he appropriated, cruel and superstitious, but a magnificent patron of art and literature.

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  • They are essentially horsemen, and have a cruel habit of gashing the backs of their ponies that they may get a good seat in the blood.

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  • He was of a cruel disposition, and is said to have killed his nephews Embrica (Emerca) and Fritla (Fridla) in order to obtain the great treasure which they possessed.

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  • The cruel rite had ceased in the Arcadian worship before Pliny wrote, but seems to have continued in Cyprus till the reign of Hadrian.

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  • cruel and cunning.

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  • The grounds for divorce in the state are adultery, impotence, extreme cruelty, desertion for three consecutive years next preceding the application, gross and confirmed habits of intoxication, cruel and abusive treatment, or a husband's gross or wanton refusal or neglect to provide a suitable maintenance for his wife.

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  • He could be ruthless, but was not habitually cruel.

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  • Having through centuries undergone cruel injury, from technical imperfections at the outset, from disastrous atmospheric conditions, from vandalism and neglect, and most of all from unskilled repair, its remains have at last (1904-1908) been treated with a mastery of scientific resource and a tenderness of conscientious skill that have revived for ourselves and for posterity a great part of its power.

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  • 25); but Guntram was really no better than the other kings of his age; he was cruel and licentious, putting his cubicularius Condo to death, for instance, because he was suspected of having killed a buffalo in the Vosges.

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  • On the same bench of a Calcutta college sit youths trained up in the strictest theism, others indoctrinated in the mysteries of the Hindu trinity and pantheon, with representatives of every link in the chain of superstition - from the harmless offering of flowers before the family god to the cruel rites of Kali, whose altars in the most civilized districts of Bengal, as lately as the famine of 1866, were stained with human blood.

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  • In contrast with his father Cypselus, the founder of the dynasty, he is generally represented as a cruel despot, or at any rate as having used all possible devices for keeping his city in subjection.

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  • In its fiscal policy, in its religious intolerance, and in its cruel and contemptuous treatment of the natives, Portuguese rule had been alike oppressive.

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  • The principal grounds for divorce are impotence, bigamy, adultery, conviction of felony or other infamous crime subsequent to the marriage or before the marriage if unknown to the other party, desertion or habitual drunkenness for one year, such cruel or barbarous treatment as to endanger the life of the other, such conduct as to render the condition of the other intolerable, and vagrancy of the husband; but before applying for a divorce the plaintiff must reside in the state for one year immediately preceding, unless the cause of action was given within the state or while the plaintiff was a resident of the state.

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  • "It is feared," said the Venetian ambassador, "that he may become cruel."

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  • Othon (1664), Agesilas (1666), Attila (1667), and Tite et Berenice (1670),(1670), were generally considered as proofs of failing powers, - the cruel quatrain of Boileau "Apres l'Age'silas Helas!

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  • But the ataman was as crafty as he was cruel.

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  • In any,case it was a cruel blow to a man already broken by racking illness and domestic sorrows.

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  • Beautiful, clever and proud, like her mother, but cruel and treacherous, her ambition was to raise the kingdom of Naples to the position of a great power; she soon came to exercise complete sway over her stupid and idle husband, and was the real ruler of the kingdom.

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  • In 1 545 his father conferred on him the duchy of Parma and Piacenza, which likewise belonged to the Holy See, and his rule proved cruel and tyrannical.

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  • Peter the Cruel had endowed them with the lordships of Hita and Buitrago.

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  • Both the young kings were cruel, dissolute and wayward, most unworthy sons of a wise father.

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  • This act was exceptional only in its extent: the king was as cruel on a smaller scale elsewhere, and not contented with the liberal use of the axe and the rope was wont to inflict his favorite punishments of blinding and mutilation on a most reckless scale.

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  • Williams private character was detestable: he was cruel, lascivious, greedy of gain, a habitual breaker of oaths and promises, ungrateful and irreligious.

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  • He was at heart a chivalrous adventurer delighting in war for wars sake; he was not dt~stitute of a consciencehis undutiful conduct to his father sat heavily on his soul when that father was once dead; he had a strong sense of knightly honor and a certain magnanimity of soul in times of crisis; but he was harsh, thriftless, often cruel, generally lacking in firmness and continuity of purpose, always careless of his subjects welfare when it interfered with his pleasure or his ambitions of the moment.

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  • The assassination of his nearest kinsman, a mere boy of sixteen, was as unwise as it was cruel.

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  • It was thriftless, arbitrary, and lacking in continuity of policy, yet not tyrannical or cruel.

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  • He was persuaded by the exiled Peter the Cruel king of Castile to restore him to the throne which he had forfeited by his mis- Spain.

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  • who had long since dethroned and slain his brother Peter the Cruel, remained a consistent foe of England.

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  • John of Gaunt having departed to Spain, where he was stirring up civil strife in the name of his wife, the heiress of Peter the Cruel, Gloucester put himself at the head of the opposition.

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  • Not only was the slaughter in that battle and the pursuit more cruel than anything that had been seen since the day of Evesham, but the executions that followed Ruthless ~~e 1uitli~ss.

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  • was selfish and cruel, but failed to become a tyrant because he lacked the energy for continuous work.

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  • The causes for an absolute divorce are adultery, impotency, sentence to imprisonment for a term of three years or more, wilful desertion for one year, cruel or inhuman treatment, habitual drunkenness and voluntary separation for five years.

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  • He was hard and cruel, without any refinement or interest in cultu e.

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  • From the time when Burgundians and Armagnacs strove for dominion down to the last insurrection of Paris, civil discord in France has always been cruel.

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  • He was cruel to his enemies no doubt, but he never forgot a benefit.

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  • Of the north there are the sagas of Kormak (930-960), most primitive of all, a tale of a wild poet's love and feuds, containing many notices of the heathen times; of Vatzdeelasaga (890-980), relating to the settlement and the chief family in Waterdale; of Hallfred the poet (996-1014), narrating his fortune at King Olaf's court, his love affairs in Iceland, and finally his death and burial at Iona; of Reyk -deela (990), which preserves the lives of Askell and his son Viga-Skuti; of Svarf-deela (980-990), a cruel, coarse story of the old days, with some good scenes in it, unfortunately imperfect, chapters I-10 being forged; of VigaGlum (970-990), a fine story of a heathen hero, brave, crafty and cruel.

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  • In the first hours of the 11th of June the conspirators surrounded the palace with troops, forced an entrance and assassinated both King Alexander and Queen Draga in a most cruel and savage manner.

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  • in 649; but the cruel persecutions to which both Martin and Maximus were exposed, and finally succumbed, secured for the imperial Typus the assent at least of silence.

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  • In German legend Ermanaric became the typical cruel tyrant, and references to his crimes abound in German epic and in Anglo-Saxon poetry.

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  • However cruel and rapacious the Vikings may have been, the work of disorder and ruin was not all theirs.

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  • But his Latinity did not soften his manners, and he was thought cruel even in that age.

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  • Cromwell's civil policy, to use Macaulay's words, was " able, straightforward, and cruel."

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  • In 1881, 4439 agrarian outrages were reported; nothing attracted more attention in England than the cruel mutilations of cattle, which became very frequent.

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  • Apart from the modern influence of religious teaching, the people are very immoral and untruthful, disregardful of human life and suffering, and cruel in war.

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  • The old laws among the Hova were very barbarous in their punishments, and death in various cruel forms was inflicted for very trifling offences.

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  • Slavery had a patriarchal and family character, and was seldom exercised in a cruel or oppressive way.

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  • This, however, only served to show in a very remarkable manner the courage and faith of the Christian Malagasy, of whom about two hundred suffered death in various cruel forms, while many hundreds were punished more or less severely by fine, degradation, imprisonment and slavery.

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  • While Death is cruel and merciless, and never lets go his prey once seized, Sleep is gentle and kindly, the bestower of rest and pleasant dreams, the soother of care and sorrow.

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  • Even religion is affected by these irrational notions, and the gods of savages and of many civilized peoples are worshipped with cruel, obscene, and irrational rites.

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  • The difficulty of mythology is to account for the following among other apparently irrational elements in myths: the wild and senseless stories of the beginnings of things, of the origin of men, sun, stars, animals, death, and the world in general; the infamous and absurd adventures of the gods; why divine beings are regarded as incestuous, adulterous, murderous, thievish, cruel, cannibals, and addicted to wearing the shapes of animals, and subject to death in some stories; the myths of metamorphosis into plants, beasts and stars; the repulsive stories of the state of the dead; the descents of the gods into the place of the dead, and their return thence.

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  • Their religion had its fine lucid intervals, but their mythology and ritual were little better than savage ideas, elaborately worked up by the imagination of a cruel and superstitious priesthood.

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  • It was not long afterwards that the dual kingship ceased and Sparta fell under the sway of a series of cruel and rapacious tyrants - Lycurgus, Machanidas, who was killed by Philopoemen, and Nabis, who, if we may trust the accounts given by Polybius and Livy, was little better than a bandit chieftain, holding Sparta by means of extreme cruelty and oppression, and using mercenary troops to a large extent in his wars.

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  • The cruel lightning of the sword of Brennus had illumined the night, setting Rome or Delphi on fire.

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  • The war had been long and cruel, and each successive year naturally increased feeling against the English.

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  • The most signal example among many which could be quoted is that of Peter the Cruel (1350-1367), who, though married to Blanche of Bourbon, was abarraganado to Maria de Padilla.

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  • His successor, Peter, surnamed the Cruel (1350-1368) was destined to show the Castilians exactly Peterthe what the constant use by the prince of the ~ruei, reserved rights of the sovereign authority could be 1350-1368.

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  • of England, who had married the eldest daughter of Peter the Cruel, and claimed the crown of Castile in her name.

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  • Governed by ~a camarilla of low favorites, he was by nature cruel as well as cowardly.

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  • As was to be expected,, an oath taken under compulsion by such a man was little binding; and the French troops were compelled to witness, with helpless indignation, the orgy of cruel reaction which immediately began under the protection of their bayonets.

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  • In some cities, notably in Barcelona, it was accompanied by cruel massacres.

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  • Before a year had passed, in view of the signal failure of Marsha] Campos, the Madrid government decided to send out General Weyler, who bad made himself famous in the Philippines and at Barcelona for his stern and cruel procedure against disaffection of every kind.

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  • The evil character of Siva is reflected in his wife, who as Kali (the black) is the wild and cruel goddess of destruction and death.

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  • Though for a long time they were callous wreckers and pirates, and cruel, and though they show great want of feeling in the "devil murders" - ceremonial murders of one of themselves for grave offences against the community, which are now being gradually put down - still on the whole the Nicobarese are a quiet, inoffensive people, friendly to each other, and not quarrelsome, and by inclination friendly and not dangerous to foreigners.

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  • The island was seething with disorder, but by stern and sometimes cruel measures the emperor suppressed the anarchy of the barons, curbed the power of the cities, and subdued the rebellious Saracens, many of whom, transferred to the mainland and settled at Nocera, afterwards rendered him valuable military service.

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  • The causes for divorce are impotency, bigamy, adultery, desertion for two years, conviction of an infamous crime, the attempt of one of the parties to take the life of the other, the husband's cruel and inhuman treatment of his wife, refusal of the wife to remove with her husband into the state without a reasonable cause, pregnancy of the wife at the time of the marriage by another person without the knowledge of the husband, and habitual drunkenness, provided the habit has been contracted subsequent to the marriage.

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  • Birejik was the scene of an unusually cruel massacre and persecution of Armenians in 1895.

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  • "Fate is a cruel master," Wynn said.

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  • My father, the ninth ruler of Tiyan of our bloodline, was a cruel man.

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  • How cruel – and typical of him.

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  • Gods may behave toward us in ways that we perceive as cruel for entirely benevolent motives.

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  • For in a cruel irony, the bombing raids had saved the day.

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  • arbitrary executions, torture, cruel or degrading treatment and reprisals are prohibited.

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  • Desperate measures were used to conclude the long lasting and cruel war and the decision was made to drop the atom bomb at Hiroshima.

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  • babbles on - cruel, cold, calm executioner.

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  • He's taken a stand and stuck to his message, ignoring the cruel barbs of cynical hipsters.

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  • Cruel Site of the Day - This site features a cruel site for the day - ranging from the painful to the downright bizarre.

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  • It was quite an emotional experience dealing with the many disappointed athletes who the weather had dealt a cruel blow to.

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  • brooding over his cruel fate until a sudden shout caused him to look up.

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  • She was deeply in love with him despite his cruel and sometimes brutal treatment of her.

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  • It was cruel on the young clarets but it meant they would have to find another thirty minutes in extra time.

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  • The educated clergy were not always less cruel than the illiterate peasants.

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  • For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.

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  • We strongly condemn the cruel terrorist acts which targeted the innocent people of the United States.

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  • crucifys crucified on the cruel cross of Calvary.

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  • Its far ennemy is cruelty, one cannot be compassionate and cruel at the same time.

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  • cruel irony was not lost on Derby boss Terry Westley, who finished the game without a recognized frontman on the pitch.

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  • cruel fate for an innocent, harmless sheet of paper.

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  • cruel tyrants chose.

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  • cruel blow.

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  • cruel jokes on local journalists.

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  • Investigate all possible legal action There are penalties in law for people who are unnecessarily cruel to animals.

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  • The dealings in the prison are horrific, degrading and unbelievably cruel.

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  • All cages - whether traditional battery or so-called ' enriched ' - are inherently cruel and cause laying hens to suffer throughout their lives.

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  • He was an exceptionally cruel, arrogant, revengeful, and despotic ruler, but a monarch of wonderful power and ability.

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  • No cliché cardboard bad guys, but individuals, shaped into their own hells by an incredibly cruel and corrupt system.

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  • These have almost always been taken from the wild to go through extremely cruel training methods.

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  • cruel to make other people do organization while he reads.

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  • These fates seemed too cruel, even for God to allow.

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  • This next bit might sound cruel, I dont mean it to.

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  • But students who choose to participate in labs using live animals also face pressure and can be made to feel cruel.

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  • There were attempts to get the practice banned because it was considered cruel.

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  • At the upper extreme crimes become cruel, filthy, beastly and disgusting, smiles become malicious and voices venomous.

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  • But to imagine workers are going to join New Labor in the midst or aftermath of the FBU dispute, is a cruel deceit.

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  • Surely society has a duty to protect the gullible from such cruel deception.

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  • deflectionnutes Clyde took the lead for the first time in the match, courtesy of another cruel deflexion.

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  • We have recently witnessed the deification of the pig industry, whose output is almost all factory farmed in cruel conditions.

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  • For centuries, the country was ruled by dictators who imposed their cruel wishes on the miserable population.

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  • drown in that cruel flood, gasping for breath.

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  • As a slave, his religion was mere emotionalism, which served to break the monotony of the cruel scourge of slavery.

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  • The wonder is that in so faithless, treacherous, and cruel a monarch, any confidence anywhere was left.

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  • Hundreds of anime fans clubbing to sounds of Cruel Angel Thesis on the dancefloor?

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  • This seems a very cruel fate for an innocent, harmless sheet of paper.

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  • People living with deep, cruel scars minds haunted by memories too fearful to share.

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  • A little orphan girl lives with her cruel aunt in a rambling, tumbledown house.

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  • In November 1942, a cruel hoax was played upon the Camp.

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  • Why must fate and el hombres be so cruel?

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  • indubitable evidence of the cruel tale being founded on fact.

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  • If there is not some compensation hereafter, then the world is a cruel jest.

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  • John Henry Keating As the eldest member of the team, John suffers many cruel jibes about baldness and incontinence.

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  • Chris's idea of fun is playing cruel jokes on local journalists.

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  • Such restrictions may seem cruel, but are infinitely preferable to letting the pony get laminitis.

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  • My uncle was a dangerous madman, if you will, but he was not cruel and base as I had feared.

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  • maladywill have such cruel maladies that they will tear their flesh with their own nails.

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  • memoryle living with deep, cruel scars minds haunted by memories too fearful to share.

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  • He was cruel, this English milord, and he laughed so that he could not come to the aid of his servant.

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  • Recovery, however, proved to be a cruel mirage; George suffered a sudden sharp relapse which killed him.

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  • They travel on and meet a cat that has also run away, from a cruel mistress who was planning to drown him.

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  • She only knows the pain and sorrow of barrenness, and the cruel mockery she receives from her rival.

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  • Her distant and cruel husband, interfering mother-in-law and disapproving mother watch her every move.

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  • opponents of hunting who regard the pursuit of a wild animal for pleasure as cruel and barbaric will be delighted by the ban.

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  • His cruel illness triggered a quite extraordinary outpouring of affection.

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  • That very day the church in Jerusalem began to suffer cruel persecution.

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  • portrayed as a helpless victim of bizarre and cruel events.

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  • Who is Mole, the mysterious insider, whose cruel practical jokes are gradually escalating toward violence - and perhaps, murder?

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  • But this is also recognition that in many respects marijuana prohibition has been a cruel hoax on the American people.

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  • puppynes of cruel staff punching and shaking terrified beagle puppies were shown.

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  • This is what he said of what he committed on behalf of the cruel twisted murdering piece of sub human scum Galtieri... .

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  • The League Against Cruel Sports, for example clearly state that " Foxes are not a natural prey species " .

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  • Both carry the powerful image of a hunted stag in water surrounded by hounds with the slogan Hunting is 100% Cruel.

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  • A face lost forever to the cruel kiss of hot tarmac; a love abandoned forever to the cleansing fervor of the flames.

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  • These soul parts will take the form of beings: a frightened seven-year-old, an anguished mother, or even a cruel taskmaster.

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  • And time away from home meant a delay in defending herself from Robert's increasingly cruel taunts.

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  • The death of my father's friend bears testament to this cruel act.

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  • Enter the world of the female domination and cruel tortures.

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  • cruel trick, " writes Carrie Dunn from across my desk, inviting all kinds of spurious Zorro based comment about flashing blades.

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  • And just as you relax, it throws in a final cruel twist.

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  • Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

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  • And he could not face watching the cruel tyrant of time breaking her slowly into a bent and withered old woman.

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  • unfeeling machines; and condoned cruel experiments on dogs and cats.

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  • Having vainly besieged the fortress of Palestrina, he returned to Rome, where he treacherously seized the soldier of fortune, Fra Monreale, who was put to death, and where, by other cruel and arbitrary deeds, he soon lost the favour of the people.

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  • Removed thence on account of the cruel treatment he and his brother received, he went to the college opened at that time by Cardinal Henry of York at Frascati.

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  • He is said to have been very cruel in consequence of his education among the Dahan barbarians (Tac. Ann.

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  • The causes for a divorce are adultery, sentence to confinement in the state prison for three years or more and actual confinement at the time of the suit, intolerable severity, wilful desertion for three consecutive years or absence for seven years without being heard from, or wanton and cruel refusal or neglect of the husband to provide a suitable maintenance for his wife.

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  • At first a part of the population were content with Austrian rule, which provided an honest and efficient administration; but the rigid system of centralization which, while allowing the semblance of local autonomy, sent every minute question for settlement to Vienna; the severe police metho4ls; the bureaucracy, in which the best appointments were usually conferred on Germans or Slays wholly dependent on Vienna, proved galling to the people, and in view of the growing disnffection the country was turned into a vast armed camp. In Modena Duke Francis proved a cruel tyrant.

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  • The Andamanese are, indeed, bright and merry companions, busy in their own pursuits, keen sportsmen, naturally independent and not lustful, but when angered, cruel, jealous, treacherous and vindictive, and always unstable - in fact, a people to like but not to trust.

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  • The cause of this sudden eclipse was the cruel vengeance he took on the milites, or noble order, who, emulating the example of their brethren in Bohemia, were already attempting to curb the royal power.

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  • Afterwards Artaxerxes pretended to have killed the rebel himself, with the result that Parysatis took cruel vengeance upon the slayer of her favourite son.

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  • Fearless and masterful he also possessed high diplomatic gifts, and though on occasion arbitrary and passionate he was neither revengeful nor cruel.

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  • A wife may at any time sue for a limited divorce from her husband on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, of such conduct as to render life with him unsafe and improper, or of abandonment and refusal or neglect to provide for her, if both parties are inhabitants of the state or their marriage took place in the state.

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  • But in his very denial of a cruel, limited and capricious agency of the gods, and in his imaginative recognition of an orderly, all-pervading, all-regulating power, we find at least a nearer approach to the higher conceptions of modern theism than in any of the other imaginative conceptions of ancient poetry and art.

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  • John sought safety in flight, but was discovered in his place of hiding and brought back to Rome, where after enduring cruel and ignominious tortures he was immured in a dungeon.

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  • As the bishops were not zealous enough in enforcing penal laws against heretics, the Tribunal of the Inquisition was founded in 1232 by Gregory IX., and was entrusted to the Dominicans who "as Domini canes subjected to the most cruel tortures all on whom the suspicion of heresy fell, and all the resolute were handed over to the civil authorities, who readily undertook their execution" (Kurtz, Church History, ii.

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  • 17 b.) is rife in "reports and sayings of Mary's servants" about her cruel words to Darnley, and as Lennox had not these reports on the 11th of June 1568, for on that day he wrote to Scotland asking his friends to discover them and send them to him, the indictment (Oo.

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  • He was succeeded by Mwanga, a cruel, weak and vicious youth.

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  • He took some part in the political complications of the Scandinavian kingdoms, but the early years of his reign were mainly spent in the administration of his electorate, where by stern and cruel measures he succeeded in restoring some degree of order (see Brandenburg).

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  • Diderot expressed this fact in an epigram in his Salon of 1765: "La mort nous a delivres du plus cruel des amateurs."

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  • A rider with an insecure seat is apt to be thrown by any unexpected movement the horse may make; and, without a firm seat, the acquirement of good hands is well-nigh hopeless, because, when the balance is once disturbed the insecure rider will have to depend on something else for the maintenance of his seat, and this generally takes the shape of "riding on the horse's mouth," a practice as cruel as it is ugly.

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  • The principal grounds for an absolute divorce are impotency, adultery, wilful or malicious desertion, cruel and barbarous treatment, personal abuse and conviction of any such crime as arson, burglary, embezzlement, forgery, kidnapping, larceny, murder, perjury or assault with intent to kill.

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  • Some of them retained their original character; others fell completely under the dominion of the friars, and were ultimately converted into houses of Dominican, Franciscan or Augustinian tertiaries; others again fell under the influence of the mystic movements of the 13th century, turned in increasing numbers from work to mendicancy (as being nearer the Christ-life), practised the most cruel self-tortures, and lapsed into extravagant heresies that called down upon them the condemnation of popes and councils.'

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  • He is branded by historians as the Caligula of the East, who took a delight in imposing on his subjects a variety of senseless and capricious regulations, and persecuting different sections of them by cruel and arbitrary measures.

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  • He was affable and easy of approach to all his subjects, with a pleasant address; nor does he seem to have been, like his wife, either cruel or revengeful.

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  • Catholics were more and more persecuted, and in 1615 Father Ogilvie was executed, after abominably cruel treatment in which Spotiswoode, archbishop of Glasgow, took an unworthy share.

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  • He is famous for his numerous amours, especially with the nymphs of springs and fountains; his offspring were mostly wild and cruel, like the sea - the Laestrygones, Polyphemus, Antaeus, Procrustes and the like.

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  • AnwarI (died between ii89 and 1191; 585 and 587 A.H.), who in early life had pursued scientific studies in the madrasa of Ttt~, and who ranked among the foremost astronomers of his time, owes his renown as much to the inexhaustible store of poetical similes and epitheta ornantia which he showered upon Sinjar and other royal and princely personages, as to his cutting sarcasms, which he was careful to direct, not against individuals but against whole classes of society and the cruel wrong worked by an inexorable fatethus disregarding the example 01 Firdousi, whose attack upon Sultan Mahmd for having cheated him out of the reward for his epopee is the oldest and most finished specimen of personal satire.

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  • Churches were burned; bishops and priests were forced by cruel and revolting tortures to reveal the hiding-places of the sacred vessels; the rich provincials who were employed about the court, and who still adhered to the Catholic faith, were racked and beaten, and put to death.

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  • It is suggested (Frazer) that Adonis is not a god of vegetation generally, but specially a corn-spirit, and that the lamentation is not for the decay of vegetation in winter, but for the cruel treatment of the corn by the reaper and miller (cf.

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  • Israelite historians viewed these events as a great religious revolution inspired by Elijah and initiated by Elisha, as the overthrow of the worship of Baal, and as a retribution for the cruel murder of Naboth the Jezreelite (see Jezebel).

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  • were so incensed with the dauphins cruel treachery gudfi that they resolved that he should never inherit his acknowfathers crown.

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  • The Hauran Druses are a vigorous, independent folk, with a well-deserved reputation for courage, very astute, and hospitable to Europeans, especially the British, with whom they have an old tradition of friendship. But, like most persecuted but semiindependent peoples, they are both cruel, and, by our standards, treacherous.

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  • Cruel means of repression assisted natural hardships and the carelessness of the administration in depopulating and laying waste the countryside; while Louis XIV.s martial and ostentatious policy was even more disastrous than pestilence and famine, when Louvois advice prevailed in council over that of Colbert, now embittered and desperate.

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  • He was a typical king of the 15th century, immeasurably false, and unspeakably ferocious, but he ~vas not a mere bloodthirsty sultan like his enemy, Peter the Cruel of Castile.

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  • Juba was a thorough savage; brave, treacherous, insolent and cruel.

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  • I offer these stories not to demonstrate that people can be cruel.

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  • In this world one has to be cunning and cruel.

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  • The first time the young foreigner allowed himself to reproach her, she lifted her beautiful head and, half turning to him, said firmly: That's just like a man--selfish and cruel!

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  • "Filez, filez!" * Dolokhov kept saying, having adopted this expression from the French, and when his eyes met those of the prisoners they flashed with a cruel light.

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  • Nor is this cruel punishment inflicted on the bare backs of the male portion of slaves only.

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  • Scenes of cruel staff punching and shaking terrified beagle puppies were shown.

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  • He now stands fast: most cruel in tyranny, He is no rightful king for our fair land.

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  • This is what he said of what he committed on behalf of the cruel twisted murdering piece of sub human scum Galtieri....

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  • The League Against Cruel Sports, for example clearly state that " Foxes are not a natural prey species ".

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  • Her father, a Christian, died leaving his young children in the care of a cruel stepmother.

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  • And time away from home meant a delay in defending herself from Robert 's increasingly cruel taunts.

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  • The death of my father 's friend bears testament to this cruel act.

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  • Cruel trick, writes Carrie Dunn from across my desk, inviting all kinds of spurious Zorro based comment about flashing blades.

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  • He maintained that only human beings can reason, that animals are unfeeling machines; and condoned cruel experiments on dogs and cats.

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  • You believe that I am some wretched creature lost in the cruel fantasies of his mind?

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  • The bully was a wretch because he was so cruel.

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  • The cruel and racist ethos of Germany in the early 20th century is still remembered today.

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  • My uncle's hubris caused him to be an egotistical and cruel man.

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  • The abasement of people in concentration camps is great and overly cruel.

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  • My cruel teacher was the bane of my existence.

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  • Judith's words to her little sister were cruel and condescending.

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  • It is unfortunate that fairytales and myths have stereotyped step-mothers as cruel, when many step-moms are actually kind and forgiving.

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  • I can't believe she dated him for so long without discovering his cruel, malevolent nature.

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  • And Jezebel was a cruel woman, wife of a king of Israel who was a heathen and worshiped idols.

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  • If you have minor children, it may be cruel to remove all photos of their parent, but perhaps you do not need to keep photos in your bedroom or office.

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  • Lush Cosmetics are firmly against testing products on animals, working to prevent the cruel and unnecessary treatment of animals for the sake of beauty.

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  • I know this because she cheated on all her boyfriends and even with her best friend boyfriends, cruel and heartless so what's to say she wouldn't do it to him?

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  • Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years by Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D.

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  • There are also unconfirmed reports that comedian Carrot Top will be joining the cast, but we're hoping this is only someone's idea of a cruel joke.

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  • In fact, most reviews were downright cruel.

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  • The couple co-starred in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, following which, Ryan proposed.

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  • After appearing together in the box-office hit Cruel Intentions, they were married on a plantation in South Carolina on June 5, 1999.

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  • The largest price Vick will end up paying for being involved in something so cruel and inhumane is that it is unlikely that he will ever play football again.

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  • Whether the use of an electronic dog collar is cruel depends on the user.

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  • Please note, using a citronella collar is not cruel because it does not shock your dog.

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  • After these cruel practices were outlawed in 1835, fans of the Bulldog began breeding it as a companion dog without its original fierceness.

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  • In addition, conventional farming practices are often cruel to the livestock.

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  • Langston's Western, Work and Casual Wear features Cruel Girl Jeans with button fly that are available up to size 19, and they have a bootleg cut and a low-ride waist.

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  • It would be doubly cruel to play this prank on the person who just got their scalp full of raw eggs from the Cracking Eggs Trick, but here is another example of one of a safe and easy college prank you can play on someone.

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  • The bill, which defines terms like "heinous", "cruel", and "depraved" does not define a specific governing body to control the sales and guide retailers.

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  • Well, they even added two separate games entirely, available upon completion: Operation Ada and the survival mode I affectionately refer to as "God's Cruel Joke to Gamers Everywhere."

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  • While very few people disagree that this is cruel and should be stopped, finding the resources to stop those who do it from continuing to do it is difficult.

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  • Men's websites were especially cruel about the photos taken of her in semi-nude poses.

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  • Legend says that Nian was the name of a cruel beast that preyed on people the night before the lunar New Year.

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  • The ladies of Bananarama may have dubbed it a "Cruel Summer," but considering just how sweet and surprisingly influential trends of the 1980s have proven to be, it seems those summers were anything but cruel.

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  • Members petitioned the Illinois legislature to become a state policing agency to stop to the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals at Union Stock Yards throughout the state.

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  • Dogs normally breathe out of their noses, and covering a dog's nose with a mask is cruel and can be dangerous.

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  • Many movies imply that lesbians are more emotional than others - for example, the movie Cruel Intentions features bisexual women portrayed as vicious and manipulative to the point of death.

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  • If you cut her off, she will think you are cruel and will leave you feeling resentful and angry.

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  • The concept of a kiss off letter may appear cruel and unfeeling but there are many reasons to send one.

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  • I don't mean to be cruel but I don't want to lead you on.

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  • Also a limited edition piece, this messenger bag features the always cruel Evil Queen from Snow White, boasting her famous pursed red lips and cruel glare.

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  • The worst thing you can do around Pisces men is to be cruel to others.

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  • Many practices now deemed cruel or barbaric, such as lobotomies, were performed at The Ridges.

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  • Her exotic and often cruel tastes extended to other areas of her life as well, but it was her murders of many virgin girls that brought her notoriety throughout Europe.

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  • CondeNast Portfolio.com Cruel Fuel World: Visit Cruel Fuel World to take a look at the global cost of gasoline at once.

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  • Phillippe quickly followed up his daytime tenure with several popular movies in a row including I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions.

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  • Gellar went on to star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer for 7 years and followed that up with movie roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and Scooby Doo.

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  • Her cruel punishment was delivered in a voice that was equal parts terrifying and sad.

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  • Though they were on-again, off-again lovers, they enjoyed being bad allies, even betting on whether Leo could get Becca's virginity, in the style of the film Cruel Intentions.

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  • People who have become well educated about factory farming practices may feel they cannot support an industry that, by its very existence, is cruel to animals.

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  • MP3.com provides a complete list of available downloads from The Papercut Chronicles and As Cruel As Schoolchildren, along with other information on the band.

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  • Music is another source for downloading songs from As Cruel As Schoolchildren and The Papercut Chronicles.

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  • Several of the band's albums have gone gold in the United States, including As Cruel As School Children, the album that brought the band to mainstream fame.

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  • The song was actually a b-side for Don't Be Cruel, but it took on a life of its own.

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  • Even those games that depend on someone making a fool of him or herself should not be unkind or cruel.

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  • The criticism is sometimes cruel at first, but they always give valid reason on why something doesn't look good.

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  • His lust for latinum, the currency used throughout the galaxy, often makes him seem like a cruel and heartless individual.

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  • Keep in mind that kids can be cruel to each other, and if you save money by getting a truly inferior helmet you may be opening up a very bad experience in what is supposed to be a very fun game.

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