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causing mental or emotional injury

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brutally forceful and compelling

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Oakes and especially Perry were bruisingly effective once more and the front-row more than matched their sizeable counterparts.
An album about finding order, drawing upon images of nature and sung in his bruisingly sweet angelic voice, it drifts down soulful pastoral streams with the acoustic River Song and the swirling, Radiohead-like The Drinking Tree, a comparison equally not out of place on Fake Eyelash, a song that survives some arch poetic imagery to emerge as one of the album's more shiveringly spooky highlights.
The Knights still run the ball well - bruisingly so again with a finally healthy Blake Milton pounding through defenders as he did for 100 yards in Friday's 28-6 season-opening win over visiting Arcadia.
In a year when at least 15 teams have a genuine chance to win, the bruisingly competitive divisions of the AFC East and West and the NFC South must be avoided in the search for value.
22) The stuttering, slippery movement of terror's simultaneous intimacy and aloofness, identification and othering, is bruisingly captured in testimonials of torture survivors like Sister Dianna Ortiz and others.
Focusing on the social and emotional interaction between Suzanne - who, at 35, is attempting to make a new life for herself - and her foster son and a young lover, it has been described as a bruisingly accurate portrait of a loser while also capturing in a sparky way the poignant confusion of teenagers brought up by parents who are more infantile than they are.
If this scene seems a tad less effective on-screen than it was on stage, it may be because the film's bruisingly graphic gaze redoubles the emotional force of everything that precedes and follows.
Now he's shattered but happy after a bruisingly successful two-hour 40-minute battle with a 16-stone Pentland porbeagle that reached 7ft 10ins.