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It leaps from New York to Ireland to France and Scandinavia as Daniel's world is shattered, first by an ex-girlfriend's voice caught on the radio, and second, by a pitilessly fired bullet.
The horrific, pitilessly, and beyond comprehensible hoops one woman would make them jump through demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that little Amelia was going to be much better off in the loving home that Drew and DJ could provide her.
As the world moves pitilessly around her, she mutters one sentence--'But I didn't do anything wrong'--which becomes the catchcry for rest of the film.
Even though conservative culture warriors often couched their critique of liberalism in anti-statist terms--such as when Christian Right leaders like Phyllis Schlafly contended that public schools and welfare agencies, in league with feminists, weakened the traditional family structure--it has become increasingly clear that capitalism has done more to pitilessly destroy the values they held dear.
Mailer letters reveal private side of a pitilessly public writer.
Hungering so pitilessly, it will burrow through its dead brethren to reach a patch of warm flesh and sip a drop of the divine mutt's elixir.
No matter what survival needs or sexual drives might have bound together our distant ancestors, locomotion has always been a force allowing us to escape the drive-like "oughts, shoulds and musts" that society periodically and sometimes pitilessly throws up in our face.
These French fellow citizens were slaughtered coldly and pitilessly, because they were Jewish.
Every night I dream he thrusts long needles into my brain, pitilessly, ceaselessly (LRC: 114)
Frederick Trevor Hill, Lincoln the Lawyer 122 (1906) (noting that "Lincoln learned the pro-slavery arguments, stated them fairly, analyzed them pitilessly, turned them against their sponsors, and convicted them out of their own mouths").
When the Arabs revolted in 1936, Britain hit back pitilessly.
when Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi was so pitilessly murdered by NATO-supported rebels.