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  • v. Present participle of brutify.

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Examples

  • The Indian was desirous at once of exercising the minds of men and furnishing them with amusement; the popes were desirous of debasing and brutifying them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures.

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery

  • It ought to animate us to desire the redemption of the minds and bodies of unborn millions from the brutifying effects of a system whose tendency is to stifle the faculties of the soul and to degrade man to the level of beasts.

    I. The Emancipation of South America

  • They are filled with horror and compassion at the sight of poor men spending their blood in the quarrels of princes, and brutifying their sublime capabilities in the drudgery of unremitting labour.

    Famous Reviews

  • Little things that seem sordid, even brutifying to insular eyes, really arise from incompatible standards.

    In the Heart of the Vosges And Other Sketches by a "Devious Traveller"

  • It is necessary to have lived in the depths of the French provinces to form an idea of the four brutifying years which the young fellow spent in this fashion.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

  • There was, however, something in him, in the upright bearing of his neck and the thoughtful gleams of his eyes, which seemed to indicate an inner revolt against the brutifying manual labour which was beginning to bend him to the ground.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

  • He had moved from barracks to barracks, dragging on his brutifying military life.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

  • For an hour he lingered in the tavern brutifying himself by listening to the conversation at the tables around him.

    His Masterpiece

  • Page iv life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures.

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery iv, 111 p., ill.

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