References in classic literature ?
A wan smile touched her lips--it was not the cruel and haughty smile of the goddess with which I was familiar.
And can I, heedless of their beauty, doom them to pain and grief, that I might save my own dear blossoms from the cruel foes to which I leave them?
Long stayed the messenger, and deeper grew his wonder that the Fairy could have left so fair a home, to toil in the dreary palace of his cruel master, and suffer cold and weariness, to give life and joy to the weak and sorrowing.
Heartless and cruel - four week old kittens dumped in plastic bag: they still had their eyes closed when they were found Can't the same law be brought out for cats the same as dogs that they all have to be chipped and owners have to have their litters done before passing them on to new homes.
A CRAZE for gluing false claws on cats has been blasted as cruel by vets and animal charities.
Synopsis: Inspired by Norse mythology, "Zora: A Cruel Tale" by Philippe Arseneault is a compelling Gothic tale of the macabre, with strong accents of cruelty.
Years ago cruel sports such as bear baiting, cock fighting and badger baiting were banned but the ruling class land owners kept their cruel hunting -sports.
I have no faith this will improve - it has been cruel," Ms Glindon said.
One of the most commonly invoked examples of this claimed weakness is the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, whose original meaning would (it is argued) authorize barbaric punishment practices like flogging and branding, and disproportionate punishments like the death penalty for relatively minor offenses.
Both studies confirmed that seeing one's mother or father as cruel was associated with two types of divine struggle: anger toward God and concern about God's anger or disapproval toward the self.
The most famous is The Cruel Sea (1953) with Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, John Stratton and Virginia McKenna.
Sadly, though, there is a cruel streak in some youths, who seem to get pleasure out of inflicting pain on helpless creatures.