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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brutalise.

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Examples

  • We face a society more divided by underpinning religious differences through the education system, and the development of an underclass of those who can never aspire to a halfway decent life – which in itself brutalises the rest of us who stand and watch.

    Letters: Private profit and public debts

  • They're all, like: "We mustn't stand by while a dictator brutalises his people."

    Dr Gerry Mander, the therapist the stars trust

  • But that is untenable in the longer term because the Arabs are so numerically greater and the occupation of a whole people brutalises and corrupts the occupier - which is what is happening to Israel right now.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • That from a woman who supports Israel - a state that routinely brutalises ALL of its children by giving them guns, instructing them in killing and leading them to believe that one day Palestine will be destroyed.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Then you must oppose a global dictatorship of sweatshops that brutalises somewhere between 30 and 40 million women and girls.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • "What we see is a system slowly collapsing and unable to protect those who are most vulnerable ... a criminal justice system that because of its ineffectiveness further brutalises the child victim," Waters said in the report.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It brutalises entire peoples, destroys persons, warps the process of thought and injects into human society a foul air of tension, mutual antagonism and hatred.

    Non-Racialism in Action Acknowledging the past, Changing the present, Building the future

  • We must appreciate that war brutalises and domonises people on all sides; it can make good people bad. the basic respect for women and children, to some extent, goes by the board in a state of warfare, particularly modern warfare where most of the casualties are civilians on the home front, because of long-range bombing and land-mines.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "(The death penalty) brutalises those sentenced and those who sentence - the judges," she said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • By the light of reason alone, by the inspiration we gather from the _grands esprits_ of the race, above all by the teaching of Immanuel Kant in his beautiful treatise on "Perpetual Peace," we intend to do what in us lies to put down this surviving, crowning infamy of war, the very thought of which brutalises the mind, outrages its humanitarian instincts, and degrades the ideals whereby we desire to live.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

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