cruelly cruelly  /ˈkru li/


  1. (adv) excessively
  2. (adv) with cruelty


  1. Then one by one, he kills them cruelly and with great brutality.
  2. We stood before a case containing mounds of shoes, each pair telling the silent story of a life cut cruelly short.
  3. Nixon, the sole surviving announced candidate of stature, had been cruelly deprived of an easy victim in at least three primaries: New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Nebraska.


  1. Dog kills boy who survived Oklahoma tornado

    At the tender age of five, surviving a tornado a mile wide is, at the least, traumatizing. Being separated from mom and dad after that, and living in a strange house, is enough to make a little boy break down and cry. Through the eyes of a dog, possessive of its owner, a stranger in the house screaming at a family member can look like a threat that must be dealt with. The two scenarios cruelly ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. SPCA of Texas receives custody of dogs seized from Ellis County property

    At a custody hearing Thursday at the Ellis County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 Courthouse in Waxahachie, the SPCA of Texas received custody of six cruelly treated animals seized from a Red Oak residen
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Waxahachie Daily Light


  1. "In remembering the slaves who labored here, we give them in death some measure of the dignity they were so cruelly denied in life," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said at the plaques' unveiling.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It is right that he has apologised to this House but he should also apologise to all the pupils and parents and teachers expecting new buildings who have now had them cruelly snatched away," Mr Coaker said. "The chaos and confusion around...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Vernon Coaker Source: The Press Association

  3. "This privacy has been cruelly shattered. I hope that David and all those people close to him will now be granted the privacy he has always craved," Clegg said.
    on May 29, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: Times Online

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