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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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.
On the other hand, to leave the helpless woman, after what had passed, without another effort to befriend her, was, in her situation, an act of downright inhumanity, and nothing less.
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?
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.
The shameful accounts we read, every week in the Christian year, my lords and gentlemen and honourable boards, the infamous records of small official inhumanity, do not pass by the people as they pass by us.
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 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.
I am ashamed at man's inhumanity to his fellow man.
Memories of the Holocaust should at least remind us what the extremes of inhumanity and intolerance are capable of.
Row upon row of gaunt faces, serried ranks of grimy, raged figures; the delicate, hunger-ravaged features of children waiting in line for an UNRWA food parcel; the face of a mother creased in grief for a deceased child; tears of joy as a father is reunited with a long-lost daughter; these are the vignettes of inhumanity that have become the regular fare of nightly news bulletins.
It's another heartbreaking tale of inhumanity from a Tory-led Government without a moral compass as it wages a cruel war on the needy.
And while the Mediterranean turned into immigrant graveyard, the EU, that has a phobia of asylum seekers, that concern Macedonia too, once again showed weakness and inhumanity.
On Sunday, governor declaring the blast as worst act of inhumanity said that, elements involved in the dreadful crime will no more at large and will be brought to court of law and justice.