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callous
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War and Peace
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callous
Used in
War and Peace
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  • But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men—that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She displays a callous indifference to others` suffering.

  • Callous as they were to my suffering, they were equally callous to their own when anything befell them.
    Jack London  --  The Sea Wolf

  • ...in a tone of the deepest reproach, as if he were the most callous of nephews...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

  • ...what he was about to say was just an aftereffect of someone else`s actions—someone else`s callousness.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

  • "You have to understand; we`re trained to see things as logically as possible," says Cara. "So don`t think that I`m callous. But..."
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

  • Dennis saw the callous way my aunt treated me, and he saw her love trysts with Mr. Stein, and he never said anything about how she acted with Mr. Stein, but he`d always offer a kind word to me, or just make a joke.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
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