Examples of brutalize in a Sentence
a young man brutalized by the experience of war
She claimed she had been sexually brutalized.
Recent Examples of brutalize from the Web
Till’s murder sparked the Civil Rights Movement when his mother, Mamie Till Mobley insisted on an open-casket funeral so the world could see how her son was brutalized in Mississippi.
The Bolsheviks had plans to brutalize their opponents from the outset.
In Banki, a once prosperous trading town that was all but destroyed by Boko Haram in 2014, the overwhelmed nurses at the local clinic are on the front line of the efforts to help brutalized young victims return to a normal childhood.
Five former guards were accused of brutalizing prisoners in those cases.
The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till’s mother had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized.
The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till's mother had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized.
There he was brutalized and beaten, attempted suicide four times, and kept in solitary for more than 700 days of his three-year incarceration.
A heroin epidemic has brutalized addicts and their families across America in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down.
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BRUTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brutalize for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to lose ordinary human kindness or feelings
: to treat (someone) in a very harsh and usually violent way
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