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treat brutally

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make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman

become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling

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You must not forget what happened in Iran where the well meaning protestors brought down the Shah only to be manipulated by a monstrous radical so-called religious regime that has brutalized, tortured and murdered its citizens ever since.
Jack (French, Christ Church, Oxford) tells the story of Cenci (1577-99), a young Italian woman who was brutalized by her father and resolved to murder him, but also discusses the strange lives of people who have fallen under her spell, particularly artists and writers whose fascination with her have cost them reputations and sometimes friends and relatives.
The case--and his mother's decision to allow open-casket viewing of his brutalized body for pictures shown round the world 50 years ago--were powerful sparks for the Civil Rights Movement.
Speaking at a recent debate on conflict in Africa and on various UN reports, Archbishop Williams said that child soldiers, of whom there are about 300,000 in civil conflicts around the globe, "are frequently abducted, invariably brutalized, and abused in diverse ways." They "present a uniquely serious challenge for the rehabilitative process within their societies," yet are regarded as "dangerous and feral" because of their experiences.
He retains the body's spiritual aspect but makes it ghoulish, accompanying a brutish and brutalized form.
Enslaved Africans were brutalized, raped, killed, forced to work for free, separated from their families, and denied the right to learn to read and write.
'These children are brutalized from an early age,' explains Batmanghelidjh, "They're exposed to extreme amounts of violente and neglect and over a prolonged period they lose their capacity to feel.'
But what cinched Swank's award was her transgendered character's paying for his cross-dressing role-playing by being brutalized, raped, and killed.
She does not, however, touch on the situations in which the Indians were brutalized by the whites.
This year's concert commemorates the Bataan Death March during World War II, in which thousands of captured Americans were brutalized enroute to prisoner of war camps operated by the Japanese.
I was particularly impressed with your remarks regarding the opponents to the 1969 abortion legislation i.e., the some fourteen Creditistes MPs from Quebec, Catholics all, who you say quoted frequently from the teachings of Thomas Aquinas and Catholic moral teaching, but were hounded, ridiculed, mocked and verbally brutalized by the English-speaking media as "extremists" while contemptuously ignored by haughty Liberal Party MPs who helped crush them and Christian morality.
Mugabe's thugs have brutalized and killed supporters of opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai and bullied judges.
Critic Don Shewey comments from the aisle and delves behind the scenes of this documentary drama about one town, Laramie, Wyo., and how its citizens came to terms with the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man brutalized and left to die in a lonely field of prairie grass.
The perpetrator was sentenced in January 1997 to 22 years imprisonment, after the count was told that he beat his children, sexually assaulted one of them, scalded them and brutalized them for years.