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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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I hope that we can all combine now to use the new bill and the existing laws to root out the brutalisation of children, which has gone unchecked for far too long.
We are undergoing an intensifying brutalisation process," explained Professor Simcha Landau, director of the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University.
Wooland's feminist readings of Epicoene (1609), The Devil is an Ass, and The Magnetic Lady (1632) suggest not only the theatrical viability of these plays in the repertory and the classroom but make a case for Jonson's responsiveness to issues of exploitation, oppression, brutalisation and commodification" (134) in his drama.
It tells the harsh tale of young American student Billy Hayes, who is arrested on drug smuggling charges and exposed to all manner of brutalisation in a Turkish prison.
Opportunities to represent the emotions attendant to losing love, to recognising the development of one's brutalisation by war, even to understanding attachment to comrades in terrifying circumstances, are squandered.
And who will bow his head down in shame and remorse for that disgraceful and shattering brutalisation of unarmed workers by the state hounds, a sorrowful spectacle that the people in every nook and cranny of the land saw on their home screens live to their utter horror, outrage and disgust?
PARIS, May 15 (KUNA) -- The press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Thursday condemned the kidnap and brutalisation of two British reporters in Syria earlier in the day.
With more than four rapes every 24 hours in the months after the brutalisation of a 23- year- old woman in a moving bus on December 16 last year, the city's ' rape capital' tag is more apt than ever.
This story of angst, of suffering, of anguish, of the brutalisation of an entire society, an entire nation, it was perhaps a genocide of a larger scale than the holocaust," said Karim.
Our actions were not adequate, resulting in the unacceptable brutalisation of villages in the area," Atul Khare, the under-secretary general for peacekeeping operations, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
In many ways, he carried out the brutalisation in the same way, for example, the use of knives, darts, golf clubs, a fascination with blood in the course of sexual activity by women after pregnancy or using scissors.
It may seem incredible that despite 60 visits to his home by so-called care professionals, his mother was able to disguise his systematic brutalisation by simply smearing chocolate and nappy cream over his wounds.