01. The children were very [cruel] to the little boy, hitting him, and calling him names until he started to cry.
02. I think it's awfully [cruel] to leave a dog in the house all day by itself.
03. She treats her dog really [cruelly]. She never takes it for walks, and is always yelling at it.
04. The [cruelty] to animals in many large farming operations has led to widespread protest.
05. She is so [cruel] to her boyfriend. She is always threatening to leave him, and telling him how attractive other guys are.
06. Legislation protects all lab animals from [cruelty] or mistreatment.
07. My children had a pet bird, but we finally gave it away because they thought it was too [cruel] to keep it in a cage.
08. Many people think it is [cruel] to keep a killer whale in an aquarium.
09. A composer once said that music is [cruel], with its beauty of loneliness and of pain, of strength and freedom.
10. Leo Buscaglia once observed that only the weak are [cruel]. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
11. There is a Syrian proverb which states that it is [cruelty] to the innocent not to punish the guilty.
12. There is a Russian proverb which states that when Anger and Revenge get married, their daughter is called [Cruelty].
13. In the 17th century, the people of Togo were subjected to what has been called the [cruellest] slave trade in history.
14. By 1907, Uruguay had a law permitting women to sue for divorce on the basis of [cruelty].
15. Under a new law in Canada, those found guilty of intentional [cruelty] to animals will face up to five years in jail, and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • cruel — cruel …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cruel — cruel, cruelle [ kryɛl ] adj. • crudel Xe; lat. crudelis, de crudus (→ 2. cru), au fig. « qui aime le sang » 1 ♦ Qui prend plaisir à faire, à voir souffrir. ⇒ barbare, dur, féroce, impitoyable, inhumain, méchant , sadique, 1. sanguinaire, sauvage …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cruel — cruel, elle (kru èl, è l ) adj. 1°   Qui aime à infliger des souffrances, la mort. Un tyran cruel. Le cruel Henri VIII fit périr plusieurs de ses femmes. •   Valérien ne fut cruel qu aux chrétiens, BOSSUET Hist. I, 10. •   J ai mendié la mort… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Cruel — Cruel, Cruel Love Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cruel, Cruel Love Título Un amor cruel Poster de la película Ficha técnica Dirección George Nichols …   Wikipedia Español

  • cruel — CRUEL, ELLE. adject. Inhumain, impitoyable, qui aime le sang, qui prend plaisir à faire souffrir, ou à voir souffrir. Homme cruel. Cruel tyran. Ces peuples là sont sauvages et cruels. Avoir l âme cruelle, l humeur cruelle. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cruel — CRUEL, [cru]elle. adj. Inhumain, impitoyable, qui aime le sang, qui prend plaisir à faire du mal aux autres. Homme cruel. cruel tyran. ces peuples là sont sauvages & cruels. avoir l ame cruelle, l humeur cruelle. Il se dit aussi de quelques… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • cruel — I adjective acrimonious, agonizing, atrocious, barbarous, blood thirsty, brutal, cold, cold blooded, cold hearted, crudelis, demoniacal, devilish, diabolical, distressing, evil minded, ferocious, fiendish, fierce, hard, hardhearted, harsh,… …   Law dictionary

  • cruel — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar; antepuesto / pospuesto) [Persona, animal] que produce sufrimientos a otros seres o contempla los sufrimientos ajenos sin conmoverse: El hombre es muy cruel con los animales. El tigre fue muy cruel con su presa. Estuviste …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Cruel — Cru el (kr[udd] [e^]l), a. [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See {Crude}.] 1. Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard hearted;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cruel — Cruel, Crudelis, Immanis, Ferus, Importunus, Improbus, Atrox, Saeuus, Turpis, Trux, Austerus homo, Teter in aliquem, Praeditus crudelitate, Inhumanus, Immitis, Truculentus. Mort d une cruelle mort, Indigna morte peremptus. Chose cruelle, et comme …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • cruel — [kro͞o′əl] adj. [OFr < L crudelis < crudus: see CRUDE] 1. deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others suffering; without mercy or pity 2. causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc. cruelly adv. cruelness n …   English World dictionary

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