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b rooh tuh luh zay shuhn

  • n  the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
  • n  the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
  • n  an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities

  • By accepting the punishments imposed on him he confronted his captors with their own brutalization.
  • Somoza's monopoly of much of the country's industry and business and the National Guard's brutalization of the rural population have served to unite the opposition, which now .
  • The conversation turns to the routine brutalization of women in Afghanistan.
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  • Hadley and Gates on Iraq
    two wars against his neighbors resulting in about a million deaths; brutalization of his own people killing tens if not hundreds of thousands; use of poison gas against Iraqi Kurds; lifelong support for terrorism; open defiance of the U.N. Security Council….
    Feb. 4, 2014 - Cato Institute

  • Elizabeth Loftus in Boston
    I don't believe there is any credible scientific evidence for the idea that years of brutalization can be massively repressed,Loftus said.
  • Manmohan Singh in Sify
    The fight against terrorism should not result in brutalization of our society. We must also ensure that no group or section of society gets targeted in our commitment to fight terrorism. What is required is flexibility,Singh cautioned.
  • President Bush in USA Today
    The government of Sudan must not remain complicit in the brutalization of Darfur,said Bush, who was in Crawford, Texas.

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