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sadist
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
  • Many of the boys who suffered most grievously would turn into the cruelest guidon corporals, the most sadistic platoon leaders.
    Chapter 1.8 (10% in)
  • I want you to know about this sick fucking sadist who has you crying tonight.
    Chapter 1.11 (90% in)
  • Sadism repels me, Snipes.
    Chapter 1.11 (94% in)
  • It was dangerous to have a sadist in the barracks, especially one who justified his excesses by religiously invoking the sacrosanct authority of the plebe system.
    Chapter 1.12 (0% in)
  • The system contained its own high quotient of natural cruelty, and there was a very thin line between devotion to duty, that is, being serious about the plebe system, which was an exemplary virtue in the barracks, and genuine sadism, which was not.
    Chapter 1.12 (4% in)
  • But I had noticed that in the actual hierarchy of values at the Institute, the sadist like Snipes rated higher than someone who took no interest in the freshmen and entertained no belief in the system at all.
    Chapter 1.12 (5% in)
  • For the majority of the Corps, the only sin of the sadist was that he believed in the system too passionately and applied his belief with an overabundant zeal.
    Chapter 1.12 (7% in)
  • Because of this, the barracks at all times provided a safe regency for the sadist and almost all of them earned rank.
    Chapter 1.12 (9% in)
  • Later I would learn that many of the same boys who suffered most grievously in the plebe system became the most brutal and sadistic of upperclassmen.
    Chapter 2.17 (45% in)
  • The plebe system gave cruelty a good name, disguised sadism in the severe raiment of duty.
    Chapter 2.18 (5% in)

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