brutally brutally  /b ˈru tə li/


  • (adv) in a vicious manner



  1. Runnion and Van Dam were taken and brutally murdered; Smart stolen from her home and still missing.
  2. Mai, a 30-year-old woman who lives in the remote hamlet of Meerwala, was brutally and publicly gang-raped in June 2002 by four volunteers on the orders of a village court, or jirga.
  3. Women were battered in demonstrations and, on hunger strikes, brutally force-fed in prison.


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    Two teenagers in Sheboygan County will face prison for brutally killing one teen's great-grandmother, but because of their age, each must be given the possibility of parole. One teen won't be eligible for parole until age 48.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

  2. Glendale man killed in hate crime, official says

    The man accused of brutally murdering a Glendale resident earlier this year did so because the victim was gay, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Glendale News-Press

  3. Michael Davis, 44, beaten with bat after trying to break up Rogers Park bar fight

    Chicago police are looking for two men who brutally beat a North Side man with a bat after he tried to break up a fight inside a bar.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago


  1. Last year's election would be "remembered for how the Iranian government brutally suppressed dissent and murdered the innocent, including a young woman left to die in the street," he said.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Bangkok Post

  2. "We have both been brutally assaulted by Gov. Romney with amazingly misleading ads that attacked and distorted and misrepresented our records, Romney attacking me in Iowa, attacking him in New Hampshire," Huckabee said.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: CNN

  3. "Let's be brutally honest, warts and all. This is more than legend. It's fact," said Las Vegas's mayor Oscar Goodman, himself a colourful character who has made the most of the city's heritage, even appearing in Martin Scorsese's cinematic...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Oscar Goodman Source:

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cynic cynic
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