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without mercy or pity

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John Rivers-- pure-lived, conscientious, zealous as he was--had not yet found that peace of God which passeth all understanding: he had no more found it, I thought, than had I with my concealed and racking regrets for my broken idol and lost elysium--regrets to which I have latterly avoided referring, but which possessed me and tyrannised over me ruthlessly.
Now," continued Villefort, "those to whom the guilt really belongs, by whom the crime was committed, on whose heads the justice of man may probably descend here, and the certain judgment of God hereafter, would rejoice in the opportunity thus afforded of bestowing such a peace-offering as Valentine on the son of him whose life they so ruthlessly destroyed.
He told her all about the Cyclops and how he had punished him for having so ruthlessly eaten his brave comrades; how he then went on to Aeolus, who received him hospitably and furthered him on his way, but even so he was not to reach home, for to his great grief a hurricane carried him out to sea again; how he went on to the Laestrygonian city Telepylos, where the people destroyed all his ships with their crews, save himself and his own ship only.
His pride answered "yes," but against his will he pictured himself being dumped ruthlessly into the pitiless sixties while Rose still lingered in the glorious twenties.
Ey, ey, O-Tar," squeaked the ancient one, "I-Gos goes out not upon pleasure bound; but when one does ruthlessly desecrate the dead of I-Gos, vengeance must be had
Corner lots, on the sharp turns of narrow streets, were bought and ruthlessly presented to the city in order to make wide curves for his tracks and high speed for his cars.
Under that hospitable roof, no intrusive hints, in the shape of flat candlesticks exhibiting themselves with ostentatious virtue on side-tables, hurried the guest to his room; no vile bell rang him ruthlessly out of bed the next morning, and insisted on his breakfasting at a given hour.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds -- it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor -- disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
In 'Barber,' they are all quite cynical, quite ruthless characters, and they follow ruthlessly their own interest.
And he warned he would deal ruthlessly with backbiters who harmed the SNP cause.
We're suggesting that companies put in place a SWAT team to ruthlessly and objectively deal with merger decisions, while allowing new developments to move forward in pace with the market.
EQUILIBRIUM'' is about a future, dystopian world in which people who never display much emotional control are in charge of preventing the general populace from feeling anything, all in the name of eradicating ruinous violence - which the powers that be employ ruthlessly against those who commit ``sense offenses.
What he got was a slender, globe-trotting, ruthlessly ambitious actress.
Where 'Leftism' was grandiose, 'Rhythm And Stealth' is tailored, minimal, ruthlessly effective - a new take on the breaks-orientated dance music of the last few years.
The fans (many of them family members) heckled the enemy fighter ruthlessly to add spice to an electric atmosphere that should build as the biggest event involving Los Angeles-grown fighters approaches.