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I remembered the case well, for it was one in which Holmes had taken an interest on account of the peculiar ferocity of the crime and the wanton brutality which had marked all the actions of the assassin.
Miss Bartlett, though skilled in the delicacies of conversation, was powerless in the presence of brutality.
There is not an atom of Tom's slime, not a cubic inch of any pestilential gas in which he lives, not one obscenity or degradation about him, not an ignorance, not a wickedness, not a brutality of his committing, but shall work its retribution through every order of society up to the proudest of the proud and to the highest of the high.
We should be in continual squabbles with our guides and porters, and completely exposed to their unbridled brutality.
I suppose the girl had been attracted by a certain brutality in it.
I'm a failure," he murmured, "I'm unfit for the brutality of the struggle of life.
The man was small and rather old, so that the brutality of the act was thus accentuated.
Thus I have reason to wish ill to Mary's work of imagination, as I presumed it to be, and I said to him with easy brutality, "Tell her about the boxes, David, and that no one can begin a book until they are all full.
A trifle more brutality sometimes would make for strength.
My first glimpse of his character was the cold brutality with which he treated Lady Ruth when she went to see him.
It was the beautiful young Frisian, who, seeing her father stretched on the ground, and the prisoner bending over him, uttered a faint cry, as in the first fright she thought Gryphus, whose brutality she well knew, had fallen in consequence of a struggle between him and the prisoner.
The poor woman who had killed herself was dragged out of her grave and paraded on thousands of reams of paper as a martyr and a victim to Daylight's ferocious brutality.