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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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He affirmed "similarly, we've also pressed the Chinese on continuing to vigorously enforce sanctions." Rhodes noted that "that's the type of dialogue we've had with China, and I think it's enabled, frankly, the very robust international pressure that's on the Iranian government." As for Syria, Rhodes stressed "we of course believe that the Chinese and the Russians made the wrong decision in vetoing the recent UN Security Council resolution, frankly because Bashar Assad is brutalizing his own people." "It's time for there to be a peaceful transition in Syria, in which he steps aside and allows the Syrian people to determine their own future," he remarked.
The book also serves as a powerful illustration of the tax code's brutalizing complexity.
In this violent and brutalizing environment, Goldberg struggles to retain his humanity without being taken for a patsy.
"Sunni, Shia and Kurd may agree on little else, but all have made sport of brutalizing their Christian neighbours, hundreds of whom have been slaughtered since the U.S.
Conversely, the absence of the erotic from speech is brutalizing; Caliban, who can never get near Miranda, snarls at Prospero, "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse." When religion looks at sex from a distance, purging the erotic from its speech or explaining it away as tame allegory, it forfeits a measure of its civilizing power.
During his fiscal binge, the folks extending him all that credit are well aware that the person using your card has locked you away in the basement and is regularly brutalizing you.
Because if it weren't for some kind of deep and sick fascination with brutalizing myself and playing music that is barely palatable, I probably wouldn't be involved--it doesn't payoff in any sort of monetary fashion whatsoever.
For another, Iraq is far weaker, militarily, than it was the first time around, so this war is likely to be even more like an extermination job than a traditional military encounter--which may be good for the United States in the short run, but likely to be brutalizing in its long-term effects.
And in a year when the festival ran a sidebar on German cinema, three movies from that country took prizes, including best director for Oliver Hirschbiegel's thriller, The Experiment, a harrowing portrayal of a brutalizing psychological probe.
Slavery was full of examples of those in charge--the planter, overseer, or driver--doing violence to and brutalizing someone weaker or more vulnerable.