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Another point was the forward carriage of the head and the clumsy and inhuman curvature of the spine.
of his inhuman Behaviour, unaccountable suspicions, and barbarous treatment of us, in obliging us to leave the House .
Was there ever anything so impudent and so inhuman? I am too vexed and angry about the money you have wasted on this old wretch to write more.
There seem to be so many INHUMAN presences about tonight.
I should indeed have been highly offended with you had you exposed the little wretch in the manner of some inhuman mothers, who seem no less to have abandoned their humanity, than to have parted with their chastity.
I was so astonished with the sight of these things, that I entertained no notions of any danger to myself from it for a long while: all my apprehensions were buried in the thoughts of such a pitch of inhuman, hellish brutality, and the horror of the degeneracy of human nature, which, though I had heard of it often, yet I never had so near a view of before; in short, I turned away my face from the horrid spectacle; my stomach grew sick, and I was just at the point of fainting, when nature discharged the disorder from my stomach; and having vomited with uncommon violence, I was a little relieved, but could not bear to stay in the place a moment; so I got up the hill again with all the speed I could, and walked on towards my own habitation.
Yet I entertained such an abhorrence of the savage wretches that I have been speaking of, and of the wretched, inhuman custom of their devouring and eating one another up, that I continued pensive and sad, and kept close within my own circle for almost two years after this: when I say my own circle, I mean by it my three plantations - viz.
I suggest a series of articles pointing out how dreary, how inhuman, how downright diabolist, is the very smell and atmosphere of some of these great houses.
"I spare you," said the Duke in a voice of inhuman pity.
This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty's mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
BERLIN, September 20, 2011(TUR) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said that the attack in Ankara was inhuman, treacherous and heinous.
Summary: Geneva - Representative of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (CORCAS) to the 16th session of the Human Rights Council, Maoualainine Saadani, denounced, on Friday in Geneva, the inhuman conditions endured by women and children held against their will in the camps of Tindouf ( south-western Algeria).