man's inhumanity to man

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man's inhumanity to man

Fig. human cruelty toward other humans. It doesn't take a war to remind us of man's inhumanity to man.
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And here I must, in justice to these Spaniards, observe that, let the accounts of Spanish cruelty in Mexico and Peru be what they will, I never met with seventeen men of any nation whatsoever, in any foreign country, who were so universally modest, temperate, virtuous, so very good-humoured, and so courteous, as these Spaniards: and as to cruelty, they had nothing of it in their very nature; no inhumanity, no barbarity, no outrageous passions; and yet all of them men of great courage and spirit.
The holidays are part and parcel of the gross fraud, wrong, and inhumanity of slavery.
I have said that this mode of treatment is a part of the whole system of fraud and inhumanity of slavery.
I bent myself to devising ways and means for our escape, and meanwhile strove, on all fitting occasions, to impress them with the gross fraud and inhumanity of slavery.
I say, I confess the inhumanity of this action moved me very much, and made me relent exceedingly, and tears stood in my eyes upon that subject; but with all my sense of its being cruel and inhuman, I could never find in my heart to make any restitution.
Perhishing gloomily, Spurred by contumely, Cold inhumanity, Burning insanity, Into her rest, -- Cross her hands humbly, As if praying dumbly, Over her breast
Indeed, I do not believe the inhumanity of separating thirty families, who had lived together for many years, even occurred to the owner.
When these thoughts were over, my head was for some time taken up in considering the nature of these wretched creatures, I mean the savages, and how it came to pass in the world that the wise Governor of all things should give up any of His creatures to such inhumanity - nay, to something so much below even brutality itself - as to devour its own kind: but as this ended in some (at that time) fruitless speculations, it occurred to me to inquire what part of the world these wretches lived in?
Zainab's kidnapping and murder depict extreme inhumanity among some of us.
RAMALLAH, September 16, 2017 (WAFA) -- As Palestinians worldwide mark on Saturday the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official said the massacre still represents Israel's cruelty and inhumanity towards the Palestinian people.
Presented en face, Voelin's poetry confronts the inhumanity of man to man while navigating the complex relationships between humanity and the natural systems that produced such a complex and conflicted animal.
It is only by facing up to Europe's most notorious act of inhumanity that we can help ensure it never happens again.
Ameer Muqam on Friday said the politics of "Dharnas" (sit-in) causing negative trends of violence and inhumanity in political system of the country.
The Chief Minister said that setting a girl on fire is the worst example of cruelty and inhumanity.
The UN official stressed that violent conflicts, such as in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and South Sudan, are "triggering the bulk of these needs", and expressed deep sadness to note that religion, sect, tribe or ethnicity are used by extremist groups to aggravate conflicts and to agitate for man's inhumanity against man.