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  • adjective comparative form of cruel: more cruel

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Examples

  • Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has vowed to "drag out of the sewer" the organisers of the subway bombings, and Dmitry Medvedev, the president, has promised "crueller" measures to crack down on such attacks.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has vowed to "drag out of the sewer" the organisers of the subway bombings, and Dmitry Medvedev, the president, has promised "crueller" measures to crack down on such attacks.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has vowed to "drag out of the sewer" the organisers of the subway bombings, and Dmitry Medvedev, the president, has promised "crueller" measures to crack down on such attacks.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has vowed to "drag out of the sewer" the organisers of the subway bombings, and Dmitry Medvedev, the president, has promised "crueller" measures to crack down on such attacks.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Since he abhorred her anti-semitism – and that of his one-time idol, Richard Wagner – this twist of fate was even crueller, ultimately, than spending the last 11 years of his life as a drooling zombie.

    My hero: Friedrich Nietzsche by Geoff Dyer

  • The shot went home, for, in a flash, that suave and gentle film of light vanished from the surface of the eyes, and the watching, fearful thing that lurked behind inside the skull seemed almost to leap out at me, while the cruel gash of mouth drew thinner and crueller.

    CHAPTER XXXIX

  • If death had dealt a kind hand to her grandmother, it was much crueller to Pat's father seven years ago.

    Taking the sting out of death

  • The world this book anatomises, like so much of current office life, feels as if it will get a lot crueller before it gets kinder.

    Intern Nation by Ross Perlin – review

  • Digital media have made this echo chamber even crueller.

    Ed Miliband: Keep calm and carry on?

  • But the world is a crueller, shallower place than you and I deserve and so I'm afraid the answer is no, it is not.

    Can bald men ever hope to lead their countries?

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