to mutilate

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  • How should I do this so as to mutilate the material as little as possible? Cited from Amusements in Mathematics, by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • I hope nobody will lift his hand against this noble creature to mutilate him in any way. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 7, No. 39, January, 1861, by Various
  • He often slashed them up and sometimes even bought back pictures he had sold, just to mutilate them.
  • During training, children were taught how to mutilate people.
  • He could never desire to mutilate her life. Cited from A Spirit in Prison, by Robert Hichens
  • To mutilate his remains for the pride of the wretch who killed him! Cited from What's Mine's Mine V2, by George MacDonald
  • Lower mammals are also known to mutilate themselves under laboratory conditions after administration of drugs.
  • He would say very insulting things about their mothers, and would threaten to mutilate them.
  • And you account it so glorious, do you, to mutilate and destroy what God himself was more than a quarter of a century in building? Cited from White Jacket, by Herman Melville
  • It is possible that the killer was interrupted before he had the opportunity to mutilate the body.
  • But the first thing that the theorist does is to mutilate letters. Cited from The Three Brontes, by May Sinclair
  • Had he been killed, the Indians would have taken particular pains to mutilate and place his body where the passing column would have seen it. Cited from Captured by the Navajos, by Charles A. Curtis
  • However, noticing hairs and pores all over her body, she tries to mutilate herself.
  • If you do not wish to mutilate your book, take it with you -- most of the epoch-making books are now printed in small volumes. Cited from The Art of Public Speaking, by Carnegie and Esenwein
  • When she is detained, H brings her in front of her husband and threatens to mutilate her in front of him.
  • Great pains have been taken to mutilate the sculptures of this temple.
  • She wished to mutilate the bodies after they were scalped. Cited from Dahcotah, by Mary Eastman
  • They bought children, and understood how to mutilate and deform them, thus making them valuable for exhibition at fairs. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol V, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • These laws are absolute; to violate them is to wound, to mutilate society. Cited from The Philosophy of Misery, by P. J. Proudhon
  • This man acted under an uncontrollable impulse to mutilate himself, and claimed that until he castrated himself he had no peace of mind. Cited from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, Gould/Pyle
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