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  • s  (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
  • s  (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
  • s  unjustly domineering
    a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

  • His roughshod treatment of many in the military fairly or unfairly had many officers, especially in the Army, setting their bayonets into place by the middle of 2001.
  • Unlike the Speaker of the House, the leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, is constrained by parliamentary rules from running roughshod over his own charges, not to mention the .
  • How it continues to hemorrhage experienced field officers, how the place is demoralized, how the Pentagon still rides roughshod over it.
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  • Zimmerman Trial Battles Over Phone Calls to Police
    The battle lines are drawn in the second degree murder trial against George Zimmerman as prosecutors begin calling witnesses to the stand following a fiery opening statement where they painted Zimmerman as a neighborhood watch captain run roughshod.        
    June 25, 2013 - ABC News
  • Greek PM reshuffles cabinet to overcome government crisis
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, aiming to bolster his government days after the smallest party in the ruling coalition quit over the closure of state TV, leaving him with a tiny majority in parliament. In a move to quell concerns he was riding roughshod over his coalition partners and appease the Socialist PASOK party, his only remaining ...
    June 24, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Listen: Darkside (Nicolas Jaar) Remixes Daft Punk's Random Access Memories in Full
    Photo by Tim Jones Daft Punk have promised that they'll be releasing their own remixes of the songs on their latest album, Random Access Memories . But Darkside -- a.k.a. Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington-- have beaten them to the punch, remixing RAM in its entirety, and riding roughshod over its smooth patina. Listen below.
    June 21, 2013 - Pitchfork

  • Edward Kennedy in Reuters India
    The past six years, the Bush administration has run roughshod over our ideals and the rule of law,Kennedy said in a speech on the Senate floor. "Now, when the new Democratic Congress is demanding answers, the administration is feverishly...
  • Martin Schulz in Times Online
    Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialist MEPs, said: "We want a new and better deal with proper safeguards for people's privacy. The fight against terrorism is a priority, but the EU cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over its citizens' fundamental...

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