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Brutality

See also Cruelty, Mutilation.
Black Prince
angered by Limoges’ resistance, massacred three hundred inhabitants (1370). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 75]
Caracalla
Roman emperor (211–217) massacred many thousands [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) IV, 825]
Cenci, Count
he delighted in making people suffer. [Br. Lit.: “The Cenci” in Magill I, 131–133]
Crown
a stevedore who deals with people by physical force. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]
Drancy
concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
Eichmann, Adolph
(1906–1962) Nazi SS officer; directed “Final Solution” in Europe. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 167]
Enlil
ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Gestapo
German secret police under Nazi regime. [Ger. History: RHD, 595]
Grimes, Peter
fisherman suspected of ill-treating his apprentices. [Br. Opera: Peter Grimes in Osborne Opera, 240]
Herod Antipas
presents John the Baptist’s head to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:17–28]
Himmler, Heinrich
(1900–1945) architect of the “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Hitler, Adolf
(1889–1945) Nazi dictator; architect of “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Jael
drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:19–21]
Koch, Ilse
“Bitch of Buchenwald”; had inmates skinned for lampshades (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 1280]
Kramer, Josef
“Beast of Belsen”; camp exterminator (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 878]
Mengele, Dr. Joseph
Auschwitz concentration camp doctor; experimented on inmates (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 83]
Nazi
Jew-baiting, murderous Aryan supremacist under Hitler. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer]
Nero
coarse, conceited, brutal emperor of Rome (37–68). [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
Procrustes
robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Reign of Terror
all roads led to the guillotine (1793–1794). [Fr. Hist.: EB, IX: 904]
S.S.
ruthless corps implemented Nazi atrocities. [Germ. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
SAVAK
Iranian secret police [Iranian History: Facts (1979), 125]
St. Evremonde, Marquis
ruthless aristocrat deliberately killed two people and ran over a child. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
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BRUTAL TRUTH: Too many senior players have hit flat spots - none flatter than the one hit by Fernando Torres.
The Council also condemned the Israeli brutal aggression on the Gaza Strip and that left dozens of dead and injured Palestinian civilians, especially children and defenseless women in addition to the latest Israeli massive destruction of Palestinian homes and property.
President Mubarak is spending his last days [in power,] and his Tuesday speech was a declaration of war against the Egyptian people by ordering brutal attacks and revenge against millions of Egyptians," the statement added.
This new approach has been called into question following the brutal crackdown on the opposition and journalists after the 19 December presidential vote that international observers called flawed.
Brutal is a word that is often used in relation to the way Ms Gillard operates in the harsh political world in Australia.
He added: "I think that is unfair because the game was pretty brutal and most of the decisions he made were right ones.
AB InBev are brutal at it," Rasmussen said, "and maybe before we were the nice guys.
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The book is brutal, and I think the writer has a sick mind.
Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer.
Al-Farik withstands some brutal interrogation with grim bravado -- He warns his questioners, ``Your world is never going to be safe again until you make peace with Islam on our terms.
JEAN DONOVAN, ALONG WITH THE HEROIC SISters, offers a rare gospel witness in these brutal times.