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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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In 2018, the F5 Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) reported that brute force attacks against F5 customers constituted 18% of all attacks and 19% of addressed incidents.
Ultimately, the power of words and ideas are murdered by the brute, raw force which meets it end by the eternal domination of nature
Joining Alexandra Gilbreath (who brought the house down in the RSC's 2016 production of The Rover) as Lady Brute, are Caroline Quentin, Rufus Hound, Jonathan Slinger, and, making his RSC debut, Les Dennis.
Inspector Gemma Black said: "It appears the cat has been kicked with brute force, like kicking a football, and there can be no excuse for this deliberate attack.
En termes de marge brute, l'activite devrait generer 72,8 millions de DH en 2023, avec un taux stable sur toute la periode previsionnelle, soit un taux de marge brute de 25% correspondant au taux moyen observe entre 2017 et 2018.
The Indian forces' personnel resorted to brute force and fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring many of them.
Burly brute Christopher Doyle, 33, was jailed for a year earlier this month for attacking children while wearing steel toecap boots.
The spokesman of Paerwan-e-Wilayat in a statement in Srinagar said that use of brute force on peaceful students was intolerable.
The heifer, a Cwmlimo Hercules daughter, was bred and shown by Dai Brute of nearby Talyllyn.
(AP) CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has given the army and the Interior Ministry three months to restore security in the Sinai Peninsula with freedom to use "all brute force." This comes a week after 311 Egyptian worshippers were killed and 128 others injured in a terrorist attack on a mosque in North Sinai during Friday prayers; it was the deadliest terror attack in Egypt's modern history.
He urged security chiefs to use 'all brute force' to achieve the aim
Ex-servicemen who were protesting at Jantar Mantar since 2015 for implementation of OROP were on Monday evicted from the spot."Two days ago, Jantar Mantar was silenced using brute force by a government whose defining feature is intolerance to any form of dissent.