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callous
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
heartless (cruel lack of concern for other's feelings)

or an alternative spelling for callus—thickened skin that comes from rubbing as when having calluses on the hands from doing much work with a shovel
  • "I won't give it to any one, I won't give you anything," Snegiryov cried callously.
    Epilogue (65% in)
  • The houses recede, the cart moves on—oh, that's nothing, it's still far to the turning into the second street and he still looks boldly to right and to left at those thousands of callously curious people with their eyes fixed on him, and he still fancies that he is just such a man as they.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (63% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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  • Kolya said suddenly, in a most callous voice.
    Book 10 — The Boys (59% in)
  • If the people around you are spiteful and callous and will not hear you, fall down before them and beg their forgiveness; for in truth you are to blame for their not wanting to hear you.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (92% in)
  • And that happy creature rejected the priceless gift, prized it and loved it not, scorned it and remained callous.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (95% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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