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  • She claims it's because her children watch them, and Katherine wants to keep up with whatever new atrocity is on her children's minds.†   (source)
  • I can't call myself a man when I allow my father to encourage such unforgivable atrocities.†   (source)
  • But I want to know about these Irish atrocities.†   (source)
  • My mother collapsed as the rest of us stood, stunned by the atrocity.†   (source)
  • Or is it the look on Gale's face as he takes in the destruction on foot that makes the atrocity feel brand-new?†   (source)
  • Most people seemed satisfied with the thin decorative glaze and the artful stage lighting that, sometimes, made the bedrock atrocity of the human predicament look somewhat more mysterious or less abhorrent.†   (source)
  • Human rights activists and some police agencies say the madrinas commit some of the worst atrocities — rapes and torture — and are allowed by authorities to keep a portion of what they steal.†   (source)
  • His atrocity was not forgotten, but over time searches ceased.†   (source)
  • He thought of Grady, locked in by the soft, implacable snow, going quietly berserk and committing his atrocity.†   (source)
  • Even the pitched battle for Lee Three had been treated as a Colonial Service problem and when the FORCE task force arrived six local years after the attack, five years after the Ousters departed, any atrocities were conveniently forgotten in favor of the view that no barbarian raid would repeat itself when the Hegemony chose to flex its muscle.†   (source)
  • And the Bolshevik Revolution too allowed terrible atrocities to be perpetrated on the ruling class by the animal instincts of subhuman men who were full of hatred.†   (source)
  • It was "the lowest yet" who gave her a disgust for sex and against whom she measured all atrocities.†   (source)
  • I knew about the Crusades, and I knew that there had been fighting and atrocities forever.†   (source)
  • As though making those ancillaries was not an atrocity in itself.†   (source)
  • The book contained a catalog of atrocities committed by Redd-torture, the slaughtering of prisoners, mass graves.†   (source)
  • We hear of atrocities on the shortwave, then hear them exaggerated on Mobutu's official newscasts, and it's hard to know what's real.†   (source)
  • And yet here, in these caveman conditions, they planned and then carried out the most shocking atrocity on a twenty-first-century city.†   (source)
  • More than 100,000 Krahn refugees flooded into Ivory Coast, even as Doe's Krahn soldiers committed atrocities of their own.†   (source)
  • They fell silent for a while as Blomkvist thought about what atrocities must have taken place there for a quarter of a century.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, she could not imagine that a man like Juvenal Urbino would be capable of such an atrocity.†   (source)
  • I'd skimmed through the histories of human atrocities.†   (source)
  • She knew about the atrocities her parents were committing and did nothing to stop it.†   (source)
  • Nearly everybody seemingly, had an atrocity story of something Billy Pilgrim had done to him in his sleep.†   (source)
  • Through it all, President Kennedy has refrained from making public threats or even critiquing the Soviet atrocities.†   (source)
  • He kept on about how the best thing for McMurphy to do was get dressed, quickly, while old Angel of Mercy was in there calling the doctor again to report the atrocities she had uncovered, but McMurphy maintained that there wasn't anything to get so excited about; he wasn't any worse off than before, was he?†   (source)
  • Going after bin Laden was a no-brainer; the Taliban, the atrocities they committed, they needed to be removed.†   (source)
  • Tomas followed the dispute closely (as did his ten million fellow Czechs) and was of the opinion that while there had definitely been Communists who were not completely unaware of the atrocities (they could not have been ignorant of the horrors that had been perpetrated and were still being perpetrated in postrevolutionary Russia), it was probable that the majority of the Communists had not in fact known of them.†   (source)
  • We took her out of the daily drama of violence and lament and tabloid atrocity and matching redemption and how the city is hard and how the city is mean and how the city is nice to a tourist from Missouri who leaves her handbag in a cab and we fixed her up in a cool room where she watched TV Marian wanted me to tell her about the old streets, the street games, the street fights, the alley sex, the petty theft.†   (source)
  • Three years of wartime propaganda—racist headlines, atrocity movies, hate slogans, and fright-mask posters—had turned the Japanese face into something despicable and grotesque.†   (source)
  • He said that for three years he has documented atrocities in this neighborhood, hoping that someday the people who committed them will be punished.†   (source)
  • I slapped my hand against my forehead for the crime of committing yet another atrocity.†   (source)
  • Numbers of individual Americans were indeed severely beaten after surrendering, or, like Captain Jewett, run through with bayonets, as reliable accounts attest, but no mass atrocities were committed.†   (source)
  • Newspapers inveighed against Milo with glaring headlines, and Congressmen denounced the atrocity in stentorian wrath and clamored for punishment.†   (source)
  • The Marines headed for Guadalcanal had heard of the atrocities committed by the Japanese army over the years.†   (source)
  • Apparently he has found some new atrocity.†   (source)
  • In my line of work, I'd seen too much injustice in the world to buy into the belief that a merciful, all-powerful deity would continue to allow such atrocities to exist; and I downright detested the party line that there was some divine grand plan for humanity's bumbling existence.†   (source)
  • They smiled, and I congratulated myself on my ability to keep their spirits up even in the face of this new atrocity.†   (source)
  • A number of scholars and human rights groups accused the Kagame administration of its own unacknowledged atrocities, of discriminating against the mass of Hutus, of rigging elections, of stifling dissent, of disappearing dissenters.†   (source)
  • He had been exposed to atrocities, but this one had to be near the top of the list.†   (source)
  • "The king shall know of these atrocities," she answered solemnly.†   (source)
  • This was not the first such atrocity.†   (source)
  • I think of women naming the atrocities committed against them by the Taliban in Afghanistan or women telling of the systematic rapes during the Bosnian war or just recently in Sri Lanka after the tsunami—women lining up in refugee camps to name their nightmares and losses and needs.†   (source)
  • She has not indulged in atrocities for personal pleasure," she said firmly.†   (source)
  • helpless dependence on my mind and were expecting me voluntarily to accept a slavery they had no power to enforce, just as they were counting on my self-immolation to provide them with the means of their plan-so throughout the world and throughout men's history, in every version and form, from the extortions of loafing relatives to the atrocities of collectivized countries, it is the good, the able, the men of reason, who act as their own destroyers, who transfuse to evil the blood of their virtue and let evil transmit to them the poison of destruction, thus gaining for evil the power of survival, and for their own values-the impotence of death.†   (source)
  • Africans Tell of Atrocities!†   (source)
  • Such atrocities cannot stand!†   (source)
  • Why would you want to be involved with these...these atrocities?†   (source)
  • It was an atrocity to sell cameras at El Encanto department store, to imprison emotions on squares of glossy paper.†   (source)
  • The only races he did not hate were the races without history, without a chronicle of their crimes and atrocities.†   (source)
  • Some Union soldiers avowed a more abstract motive of revenge for Confederate atrocities elsewhere, even the Fort Pillow massacre.†   (source)
  • What about that gruesome little puppet show which he had witnessed and described to me—that atrocity which he viewed: Nathan hitting her while she lay on the floor?†   (source)
  • He wanted to tell his chief about the things he had seen, about the confusion resulting from conflicting orders, none of which could be carried out, and about the atrocities committed by the weakest elements of the female hordes, the first to succumb to despair.†   (source)
  • Tales of atrocities to our seamen filled the press.†   (source)
  • The atrocity would then vanish from history, or at least the history recorded on the screen.†   (source)
  • They have committed atrocities and must be made into examples, for the rest.†   (source)
  • Cannibal atrocities pasted into the scrapbook.†   (source)
  • Sir, did the Irish commit atrocities at the Battle of Kinsale?†   (source)
  • Our spot was dry, but we were still deafened and dazzled by this atrocity of nature raging outside.†   (source)
  • Why would he commit such an atrocity on his own subjects?†   (source)
  • You can justify any atrocity with that reasoning.†   (source)
  • Twenty-nine — Atrocities on the Road to Paris.†   (source)
  • It's folly to allow them into the camp....Nasuada, I have seen the atrocities Urgals commit.†   (source)
  • By 1945 the Marines were aware of a number of Japanese atrocities.†   (source)
  • These atrocities are the work of the northmen, and of Lord Stannis and his demon-worshipers.†   (source)
  • Children getting toasted, the orphans, atrocities.†   (source)
  • American reports of atrocities were often propaganda, but many were also quite accurate.†   (source)
  • I really couldn't say, although I'm well acquainted with tales of his atrocities.†   (source)
  • I grew accustomed to a climate of outrage and atrocity.†   (source)
  • Because the single theme of human existence is atrocity, sir.†   (source)
  • Accounts of past atrocities are often exaggerated and distorted.†   (source)
  • You can't think what went on all over the place, lynchings, atrocities, dramas of jealousy.†   (source)
  • White and Red atrocities rivalled each other in savagery, outrage breeding outrage.†   (source)
  • I know Bathilda thought it was all just talk, but 'For the Greater Good' became Grindelwald's slogan, his justification for all the atrocities he committed later.†   (source)
  • However, the true atrocities, the most frightening, incorporate a perverse psychological twist designed to terrify the victim.†   (source)
  • IT SEEMED THE ONLY NEWS STORIES WE READ WERE about atrocities or how impossible it was going to be to pacify Ramadi.†   (source)
  • Do you know what atrocities means?†   (source)
  • He hears of atrocities: knives, a rifle to the chest, beatings with tree limbs, demands for shoes and money.†   (source)
  • People like Captain Vel love pointing out the atrocities that human troops have committed, that ancillaries never would.†   (source)
  • If he was a skilful player he could attack the Rose side by means of the atrocities in his possession, loot the human achievement, and transfer it to his side of the board.†   (source)
  • Ten months later, the trials of Class B and C defendants—those accused of ordering or carrying out abuse or atrocities—were ended.†   (source)
  • In its rampage over the east, Japan had brought atrocity and death on a scale that staggers the imagination.†   (source)
  • It's a shock to everyone when he says, the Battle of Kinsale in sixteen nought one was the saddest moment in Irish history, a close battle with cruelty and atrocities on both sides.†   (source)
  • A furious Peeta hammers Haymitch with the atrocity he could become party to, but I can feel Haymitch watching me.†   (source)
  • The Blood side played with human atrocities for the counters, atrocities on a large scale: individual rapes and murders didn't count, there had to have been a large number of people wiped out.†   (source)
  • To do this you needed to know the numbers — the total number of corpses for the atrocities, the latest open-market price for the artworks; or, if the artworks had been stolen, the amount paid out by the insurance policy.†   (source)
  • If it was a Blood item, the Rose player had a chance to stop the atrocity from happening, but he had to put up a Rose item in exchange.†   (source)
  • The Blood player could acquire a Rose item, but only by handing over an atrocity, thus leaving himself with less ammunition and the Rose player with more.†   (source)
  • The Board of War was examining reports of atrocities committed by Hessian troops in New Jersey; Adams was sickened by what he heard.†   (source)
  • And yet ....Murtagh might serve Galbatorix against his will, and he might abhor the atrocities the king forced him to commit, but some part of him seemed to revel in wielding his newfound power.†   (source)
  • I used to fantasize about revenge against the Japanese for the atrocities they committed against the Chinese in World War II.†   (source)
  • I find it hard enough to deal with the agonies of everyday life without also having to confront the atrocities of battle.†   (source)
  • The men began to trade tales of atrocities, first stories they had heard, then those they'd witnessed, and finally the things that had happened to themselves.†   (source)
  • The foreman and others were held responsible for this atrocity, but now that the house is built and here to stay in all its enormity, its inhabitants shall pay, and pay dearly.†   (source)
  • As a parent, I always had felt my first obligation was to protect my son from the atrocities of the world, especially the horrors from my past.†   (source)
  • He had never suspected Adams of being party to the "atrocities" committed against him by Fenno and Porcupine, so why should he be suspected?†   (source)
  • No one had done it on purpose, continued on from the first sickening pain, drawing it out longer and longer...I'd never lived on a planet where such atrocities could happen, even before the souls came.†   (source)
  • He was furious, more furious at the atrocities of the day than he had ever felt before in his whole life.†   (source)
  • From the sky they could see, just as God saw them, the ruins of the very old and heroic city of Cartagena de Indias, the most beautiful in the world, abandoned by its inhabitants because of the cholera panic after three centuries of resistance to the sieges of the English and the atrocities of the buccaneers.†   (source)
  • East Tennessee Unionists driven from their homes to Kentucky, where they joined Union regiments, vowed to return and exact "eye for eye and toth for toth" in retaliation for reported Confederate atrocities.†   (source)
  • In the privacy of her room, as Donna and I help her out of her bloodied and torn clothes and into a nightdress, we are painfully aware of the other atrocities that did befall her-atrocities that a woman readily recognizes and that need no detailed explanation here in these pages.†   (source)
  • Brandt and Aaron-Aaron was the oldest man who'd gone on the long raid, someone I couldn't remember having seen before at all-came out and found us there, Trudy laughing at some silly atrocity Heidi was attempting to create atop my head, and both men turned a little green and stalked silently past us.†   (source)
  • All armies commit atrocities against their opponents, but these are usually isolated incidents not condoned by higher officials.†   (source)
  • Men with wives and sisters felt this obligation a good deal more seriously, filling their letters with references to protecting "the fair daughters of my own native state ...from Yankee outrage and atrocity," from the "varlet's tread," the "fiendish vandals" and "despoiler of Southern homes," shielding "the loved ones who call upon me to defend their homes from pillage."†   (source)
  • But now we can be confident that you won't shrink from the path when you are confronted by the injustices and atrocities that the Varden will inevitably commit.†   (source)
  • However, the Marines on Guadalcanal had not experienced the atrocities firsthand and found them hard to believe.†   (source)
  • In clear, ringing tones, Oromis said, "No. You cannot make us forget your atrocities with a balm of honeyed lies.†   (source)
  • In 1938 Life magazine published photographs, smuggled out by a German businessman, of Japanese atrocities in Nanking.†   (source)
  • It would be years before I read of the atrocities the Japanese military machine had perpetrated on millions of people; years before I discovered that the "self-defense" rationale I was spouting off about had been rejected by the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal as bogus.†   (source)
  • The memories of the gas chambers at Buchenwald and other Nazi concentration camps, the stories of hideous atrocities which had been refreshed with new illustrations at Nuremberg, and the anguish and suffering which each new military casualty list had brought to thousands of American homes—these were among the immeasurable influences which caused many to react with pain and indignation when a United States Senator deplored the trials and sentences of these merely "despicable" men.†   (source)
  • Certainly this terrible deed validated once and for all the profundity of Julius Streicher's understanding of what atrocities Jews are capable of.†   (source)
  • Thus the jaded reader surfeited with our century's perdurable feast of atrocities will be spared here a detailed chronicle of the killings, gassings, beatings, tortures, criminal medical experiments, slow deprivations, excremental outrages, screaming madnesses and other entries into the historical account which have already been made by Tadeusz Borowski, Jean-Francois Steiner, Olga Lengyel, Eugen Kogon, Andre Schwarz-Bart, Elie Wiesel and Bruno Bettelheim, to name but a few of the most eloquent who have tried to limn the totally infernal in their heart's blood.†   (source)
  • Fainting repeatedly from loss of blood, the dying man told them in a faltering voice of the tortures and atrocities perpetrated by Vitsyn's investigating and punitive squads.†   (source)
  • The first news of the camp atrocities had been made public, of course, in the spring of 1945, just as the European war ended; it was now a year and a half later, but the rainshower of poisonous detail, the agglomeration of facts, piling up at Nuremberg and at trials elsewhere like mountainous unmentionable dungheaps, began to tell more than the consciousness of many could bear, even more than those numbing early newsclips of bulldozed cordwood cadavers suggested.†   (source)
  • Any atrocity she had witnessed in the past five years, any outrage she herself had suffered—and she had known both past all recounting—had not numbed her to this gross insult.†   (source)
  • in terrible bleeding chunks onto his back with a small wooden board attached to them; a long inscription on it said, with many words of abuse, that the atrocity was in reprisal for similar atrocities perpetrated by such and such a Red unit-a unit that, had no connection with the Forest Brotherhood.†   (source)
  • in terrible bleeding chunks onto his back with a small wooden board attached to them; a long inscription on it said, with many words of abuse, that the atrocity was in reprisal for similar atrocities perpetrated by such and such a Red unit-a unit that, had no connection with the Forest Brotherhood.†   (source)
  • George Eliot committed atrocities with it that beggar description.†   (source)
  • Arthur began with an atrocity and continued with other atrocities.†   (source)
  • Arthur began with an atrocity and continued with other atrocities.†   (source)
  • The King's second atrocity was that he neglected the kerns themselves.†   (source)
  • When one watches some tired hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases-BESTIAL ATROCITIES, IRON HEEL, BLOODSTAINED TYRANNY, FREE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER-one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy: a feeling which suddenly becomes stronger at moments when the light catches the speaker's spectacles and turns them into blank discs which seem to have no eyes behind them.†   (source)
  • It was a museum used for propaganda displays of various kinds — scale models of rocket bombs and Floating Fortresses, waxwork tableaux illustrating enemy atrocities, and the like.†   (source)
  • Suppose the Yankees should capture the train on which Wade and Prissy were riding—Scarlett and Melanie turned pale at the thought, for everyone knew that Yankee atrocities on helpless children were even more dreadful than on women.†   (source)
  • He might be denouncing Goldstein and demanding sterner measures against thought-criminals and saboteurs, he might be fulminating against the atrocities of the Eurasian army, he might be praising Big Brother or the heroes on the Malabar front-it made no difference.†   (source)
  • His voice, made metallic by the amplifiers, boomed forth an endless catalogue of atrocities, massacres, deportations, lootings, rapings, torture of prisoners, bombing of civilians, lying propaganda, unjust aggressions, broken treaties.†   (source)
  • Julia's unit in the Fiction Department had been taken off the production of novels and was rushing out a series of atrocity pamphlets.†   (source)
  • The situation became divorced from common sense, so that atrocity stories were accepted by the atrocious people.†   (source)
  • Their references to the war touched atrocities only.†   (source)
  • These disturbances were put down with unexampled atrocity.†   (source)
  • I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity.†   (source)
  • "One would think you were going to commit some atrocity!" said Caspar Goodwood.†   (source)
  • I perfectly well know that you are innocent of the atrocities in the Rue Morgue.†   (source)
  • For the "great" man nothing is wrong, there is no atrocity for which a "great" man can be blamed.†   (source)
  • Death sometimes redeems his atrocity by a certain terrible dignity.†   (source)
  • The man in utter security had been struck down, in full view of his friends, dropping with a joke on his lips, and they seemed to see in the act an atrocity which had stirred a bitter rage.†   (source)
  • He cursed the pencil, raised his head toward the ceiling and closed his eyes; loudly damning the useless pencil again and cursing just in general, he hastily drew some atrocity on the paper, at one point missing it entirely and ending up on the tablecloth.†   (source)
  • The curate, I found, was quite incapable of discussion; this new and culminating atrocity had robbed him of all vestiges of reason or forethought.†   (source)
  • Every sin would then come forth from its lurking place, the most rebellious against the divine will and the most degrading to our poor corrupt nature, the tiniest imperfection and the most heinous atrocity.†   (source)
  • The cabin-boy Ransome (from whom I had first heard of these atrocities) came in at times from the round-house, where he berthed and served, now nursing a bruised limb in silent agony, now raving against the cruelty of Mr. Shuan.†   (source)
  • It so chanced that Ralph Nickleby, at length seeing fit, for his own purposes, to communicate the atrocities of which Nicholas had been guilty, had (instead of first proceeding to another quarter of the town on business, as Newman Noggs supposed he would) gone straight to his sister-in-law.†   (source)
  • —who imagine that they were a very monument of malignity, pitilessness, and inhumanity; whereas in reality they were about the first SWEEPING DEPARTURE FROM JUDICIAL ATROCITY which the 'civilised' world had seen.†   (source)
  • Even supposing they were not our brothers nor fellow-Christians, but simply children, women, old people, feeling is aroused and Russians go eagerly to help in stopping these atrocities.†   (source)
  • For this atrocity the Abbot menaced him with excommunication, and made out a dreadful list of complaints in the bowels and stomach, suffered by himself and his monks, in consequence of the tyrannical and unjust imprisonment they had sustained.†   (source)
  • The honest, pitiless joy of a fanatic in the full flood of his atrocity preserves a certain lugubriously venerable radiance.†   (source)
  • As the atrocity presented itself to Mr. Bumble's mind in full force, he struck the counter sharply with his cane, and became flushed with indignation.†   (source)
  • He then asked me, suddenly, if I had observed any thing peculiar at the scene of the atrocity.†   (source)
  • The legislation of the Southern States with regard to slaves, presents at the present day such unparalleled atrocities as suffice to show how radically the laws of humanity have been perverted, and to betray the desperate position of the community in which that legislation has been promulgated.†   (source)
  • There seems, however, only one plausible way of accounting for them—and yet it is dreadful to believe in such atrocity as my suggestion would imply.†   (source)
  • He went further, and declared that whatever his opinion might be as to the doctrines of the Socialists, he for one should throw in his lot with the people, until the Government atoned for their atrocity by showing that they were prepared to listen to the demands of men who knew what they wanted, and whom the decrepitude of society forced into pushing their demands in some way or other.†   (source)
  • "You, Bolkonski, don't know," said Bilibin turning to Prince Andrew, "that all the atrocities of the French army (I nearly said of the Russian army) are nothing compared to what this man has been doing among the women!"†   (source)
  • The Spaniards were unable to exterminate the Indian race by those unparalleled atrocities which brand them with indelible shame, nor did they even succeed in wholly depriving it of its rights; but the Americans of the United States have accomplished this twofold purpose with singular felicity; tranquilly, legally, philanthropically, without shedding blood, and without violating a single great principle of morality in the eyes of the world.†   (source)
  • And that, since he has been engaged upon these Adventures, he has received, from private quarters far beyond the reach of suspicion or distrust, accounts of atrocities, in the perpetration of which upon neglected or repudiated children, these schools have been the main instruments, very far exceeding any that appear in these pages.†   (source)
  • I've been staying abroad and reading the papers, and I must own, up to the time of the Bulgarian atrocities, I couldn't make out why it was all the Russians were all of a sudden so fond of their Slavonic brethren, while I didn't feel the slightest affection for them.†   (source)
  • Not that he thought her capable of committing an atrocity; but, turn it over as he would, there was something ominous in the way she reserved her option.†   (source)
  • I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.†   (source)
  • , could have equalled this in atrocity, in the opinion of Marius; M. Fauchelevent taking his daughter off to England because he had business there.†   (source)
  • The police are confounded by the seeming absence of motive—not for the murder itself—but for the atrocity of the murder.†   (source)
  • If the Frenchman in question is indeed, as I suppose, innocent of this atrocity, this advertisement which I left last night, upon our return home, at the office of 'Le Monde,' (a paper devoted to the shipping interest, and much sought by sailors,) will bring him to our residence.†   (source)
  • Does our education prepare us for such atrocities?†   (source)
  • my sons brought down, my daughters dragged away, bedchambers ravaged, and small children hurled to earth in the atrocity of war, as my sons' wives are taken by Akhaians' ruinous hands.†   (source)
  • I had heard the stories that trickled out of postwar Germany, of course, of atrocities much worse than this, but he was right; hearing is not at all the same as seeing.†   (source)
  • These depicted Japanese atrocities in China, Italian atrocities in Ethiopia, and slaughters of women and children in the Spanish Civil War.†   (source)
  • Assuefaction minorates atrocities (as Tully saith of his darling Stoics) and Hamlet his father showeth the prince no blister of combustion.†   (source)
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