Examples of cruelty in a Sentence
a dictator known for his cruelty
The cruelty of children can be surprising.
They protested against cruelty to animals.
Recent Examples of cruelty from the Web
The boy’s mother, Ceddricka Davis, faces second-degree cruelty to children.
Never before has America deliberately inflicted cruelty on children to deter asylum seekers from finding refuge here.
Despite what John Kelly thinks, cruelty won’t stop immigration.
In their locker room the colors of mildew, chlorine and athlete’s foot (Angrette McCloskey did the spot-on set), Brigham’s Amy initially seems the classic cool kid, all aggressive unconcern peppered with a few blase cruelties.
The hurt and cruelty inflicted during the formative years can stay with a person forever, whether that person is the victim or the perpetrator.
The cruelty to animals charge came as a result of police finding a cat locked in a small pet carrier in a closet of the home, soaked in urine and without access to food or water.
Following the incident, Mitchell, who has a criminal history, according to Vanhoozer, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, attempted kidnapping and first-degree cruelty to children, according to his inmate record.
Activist filmmaker Kiri Dalena tells TIME such cruelties are calculated.
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CRUELTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cruelty for English Language Learners
: a desire to cause others to suffer : the quality or state of being cruel
: actions that cause suffering
: an act or occurrence that causes suffering
CRUELTY Defined for Kids
Definition of cruelty for Students
- a man of cruelty
legal Definition of cruelty
- cruelty to animals
- cruelty to children
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