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  • Theirs was the demented cruelty of egocentric children, and somehow this made their insensate beastliness much more heartbreaking.†   (source)
  • But that is of another time and place, another Reich, and the boy is banished into the farthest shadows, the horror receding and fading with him as the doomed ex-Obersturmbannfuhrer scribbles indefatigably away, justifying his bestial deeds in the name of insensate authority, call of duty, blind obedience.†   (source)
  • deaf to reason, and, for the most part, insensate to persuasion   (source)
  • it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed   (source)
  • In vain I expressed my sorrow; in vain I lingered for some symptom of contrition; she really 'didn't care,' and I left her alone, and in darkness, wondering most of all at this last proof of insensate stubbornness.   (source)
  • Pearce, delirious and insensate with terror, began screaming out of exhaustion and terror.†   (source)
  • At the field a heavy silence prevailed, overpowering motion like a ruthless, insensate spell holding in thrall the only beings who might break it.†   (source)
  • The cruel insensate faces of dogs near mine, the stench of their breath, the movement of their tongues, the quickness of their lean, precipitate movements against me.†   (source)
  • To an unromantic eye, the Institute had the look of a Spanish prison or a fortress beleaguered not by an invading force but by the more threatening anarchy of the twentieth century buzzing insensately outside the Gates of Legrand.†   (source)
  • As for the Professor—sucked like a mere larva into the burial mound of KL Sachsenhausen, dismal clone of the insensate leviathan of human affliction spawned years before at KL Dachau—his efforts to extricate himself were in vain.†   (source)
  • Insensate cruelty to those you can whip, and groveling submission to those you can't.†   (source)
  • She was not an insensate piece of property, to be taken up or laid down at his convenience.†   (source)
  • That insensate snarl.†   (source)
  • Summer of 1918—Breath of hope that sweeps over the scorched fields, raging fever of impatience, of disappointment, of the most agonising terror of death, insensate question: Why?†   (source)
  • She knew there had been glory in it: insensate and cruel as he had often been, she remembered the enormous beating color of his life, and the lost and stricken thing in him which he would never find.†   (source)
  • I have heard in my moment of appeasement, in my moment of obliterating satisfaction, the sigh, as it goes in, comes out, of the tide that draws beyond this circle of bright light, this drumming of insensate fury.†   (source)
  • He saw plainly by this time that their poverty, the threat of the poorhouse, the lurid references to the pauper's grave, belonged to the insensate mythology of hoarding; anger smouldered like a brand in him at their sorry greed.†   (source)
  • They would sit silent, more bodeful of the direct antagonism of things than of their insensate and stolid obstructiveness.†   (source)
  • When Jurgis had made himself familiar with the Socialist literature, as he would very quickly, he would get glimpses of the Beef Trust from all sorts of aspects, and he would find it everywhere the same; it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed.†   (source)
  • Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine driving on its way.†   (source)
  • And that condition is fulfilled so soon as—in the moment when she has failed to meet us—for the pleasure which we were on the point of enjoying in her charming company is abruptly substituted an anxious torturing desire, whose object is the creature herself, an irrational, absurd desire, which the laws of civilised society make it impossible to satisfy and difficult to assuage—the insensate, agonising desire to possess her.†   (source)
  • The stick with which the deed had been done, although it was of some rare and very tough and heavy wood, had broken in the middle under the stress of this insensate cruelty; and one splintered half had rolled in the neighbouring gutter—the other, without doubt, had been carried away by the murderer.†   (source)
  • I do not suppose that, when a drunkard reasons with himself upon his vice, he is once out of five hundred times affected by the dangers that he runs through his brutish, physical insensibility; neither had I, long as I had considered my position, made enough allowance for the complete moral insensibility and insensate readiness to evil, which were the leading characters of Edward Hyde.†   (source)
  • Finally, she laid her insensate grasp upon the bottle that had swift and certain death in it, and, before his eyes, pulled out the cork with her teeth.†   (source)
  • unhappy that we are—insensate!†   (source)
  • Your lighter boxes of family papers went up-stairs into a Barmecide room, that always had a great dining-table in it and never had a dinner, and where, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, the first letters written to you by your old love, or by your little children, were but newly released from the horror of being ogled through the windows, by the heads exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity worthy of Abyssinia or Ashantee.†   (source)
  • O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, "Behold!†   (source)
  • "The executioner of Lille, the executioner of Lille!" cried Milady, a prey to insensate terror, and clinging with her hands to the wall to avoid falling.†   (source)
  • The discredited rulers of the world can oppose no reasonable ideal to the insensate Napoleonic ideal of glory and grandeur.†   (source)
  • Let him take care, or, brave as he is, we gods will turn against him, seeing him outrage the insensate earth!†   (source)
  • Poet:
    My limbs, my veins dilate, my theme is clear at last,
    Banner so broad advancing out of the night, I sing you haughty and resolute,
    I burst through where I waited long, too long, deafen'd and blinded,
    My hearing and tongue are come to me, (a little child taught me,)
    I hear from above O pennant of war your ironical call and demand,
    Insensate!†   (source)
  • insensate!†   (source)
  • This saw his hapless foes, but stood obdured,
    And to rebellious fight rallied their Powers,
    Insensate, hope conceiving from despair.†   (source)
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