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He is called home for military service, and as if that isn't embittering enough, Cynthia soon after witnesses her Chinese nationalist brother's murder at the hands of Japanese extremists.
It says it would risk embittering the retirement process and could lead to a costly surge in employment tribunal cases.
What happens to massacre on that scale is the normalization not only of brutality, but (also) of hatred,'' says Winter, who believes it was a symptom of ``an embittering of the spirit'' that became a legacy of the war.