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resembling a beast

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Therefore, we may infer that each society and state being artificial constructs in the face of the inherent brutishness of humanity needs a fiction to have a sway over the minds of people.
"[M]en must be educated, refined, and ethically persuaded away from their tendency toward anarchy and brutishness." Id.
Notoriety owing to a reputation for brutishness, for example, could easily elevate one's name in public discourse.
Not to say that Crews's people do not exhibit a disturbing propensity for violence and destruction (and there is pleasure in hurting those weaker than ourselves, as Harry Crews knew so well), but that individual acts of brutishness play out against the backdrop of a society whose own triumphant organizing principle seems to be a transcendent bellum omnium contra omnes.
The Ethiopian court is already Greek speaking, and once it is cured of its regrettably barbarian tendency to immolate its captives, Ethiopia becomes an idealized Hellenic community, symbolized by Theagenes' victory over an Ethiopian giant in a wrestling competition, Greek skill triumphing over barbarian brutishness. (60)
The grime that coats his visage, reminiscent of clay body paint, is the strongest indicator of his 'brutishness'.
Rather, they have the potential to jeopardize crucial relationships with government agencies, according to a former official interviewed by Vance: Musk's "biggest enemy will be himself and the way he treats people." Similarly, Jobs was known for entitled behavior and brutishness to employees.
(53) Insensibility here is a disposition, an inclination, a leaning in a certain direction toward callousness or brutishness or insensitivity, which is already not nothing.
The delicate love story - between Birdsong's central protagonist, the young officer Stephen Wraysford, and a married Frenchwoman Isabelle Azaire - is never going to be a match for the brutishness of warfare.
There was, after all, brutishness aplenty in the depressed mining towns up where I lived, but none of it had such style.
The snobbery and greed of the tweed brigade can be just as ugly as the brutishness of the junkies and bullies of the nylon tracksuit clan.
For me, transcendent experience is not so much a challenge as an opportunity to experience reality not in its brutishness but in its overtones of grandeur.
Du Chaillu's writing is more overt, however, than Savage's and Owen's in the attention it pays to the ontological anxiety evoked by an animal that 'had something terribly human in it and yet was full of brutishness' (71).
Although some audience members enjoyed this premise, applauding a script that makes us see "the real Turner," with his frustrated communication with his mistresses, his nearly Neanderthal brutishness, his brooding walks along the sea, this Turner is not particularly interesting, once one takes away his artistic genius.