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Word: ruthless

Definition: pitiless; merciless; cruel


Sentences Containing 'ruthless'

"Serenity" encounters Jubal Early, a ruthless professional bounty hunter who will stop at nothing to retrieve River.
"Thin White Girls", like much of Morin's subsequent fiction, is narrated by a young female with a ruthless and unusual sense of humour.
"This business is ruthless" once quoted by Vincent Oshana.
As a captain he was a strict team disciplinarian who expected high standards, he was ruthless when the occasion demanded, but could be inflexible and unimaginative and lacked the charisma of a natural leader.
As one of the experienced leaders of Stanfield's crew, she commits many ruthless murders on their behalf.
But I found out afterwards that he was a mild man of a heavy temperament, whose place in the business was to keep himself in the background, and be constantly exhibited by name as the most obdurate and ruthless of men.
Designed as guards and killers, they are trained to be ruthless in addition to their bloodthirsty nature.
Despite this, the image of Richard as a ruthless power-grabber remained dominant in the 18th and 19th centuries.
During his term of power, Zia was criticised for ruthless treatment of his political opposition.
Edward I was a notoriously ruthless soldier and executioner, but he was widely respected by the Lords of Parliament for his honesty and good sense.
Fat Cat is a ruthless criminal mastermind, and his plans, though sometimes bizarre, are nevertheless dangerous and sadistic.
Flashback takes us back to Franco’s ruthless dictatorship era.
For example, two characters sharing the same type of desire, although only one of them is ruthless enough to take action.
George outclassed Manly-Warringah 20–0 in a ruthless display of speed and strength.
Having been constantly disfigured by ruthless building promoters and careless politicians, Brussels had become the victim of an irresponsible urban development, the so called “ Brusselization ”.
He gives Chitti a new appearance, and embeds a "red chip" inside Chitti, converting him into a ruthless terminator.
He is a ruthless commander of the Soviet garrison in which Colonel Trautman is imprisoned, and is also a veteran combat helicopter pilot.
He writes that he saw the new management as tough and ruthless, and objected particularly to the 15-fold increase in training fees.
He's tough and ruthless, but very quiet and charged with a terrible irony".
I denounced myself as a remorseless brute and a ruthless beast.
In Exiles, an alternate reality version of Mesmero, originating from the Earth-653 timeline, was involved with the Weapon X Program before being recruited into Weapon X, the more ruthless counterpart of the Exiles.
In the same interview Nikonov is proud that Molotov was wiz and coolly ruthless man, which has right be together with Timur (by the words of Winston Churchill).
It is the only exception to his otherwise relentless and ruthless ambition, which includes bullying and threatening to blackmail a sick old man and unintentionally causing his death.
It was through his resourcefulness that he convinced Shao Kahn to spare his life, and it was through ruthless ambition that he later ascended to position of general of Kahn's armies.
Johnny Liston heads back to his hometown after 12 years in jail, during which time his ruthless brother Sartana (Garko) has taken over control of the town.
Maximilian leaped at one bound into his crop of lucerne, which he began to pull up in the most ruthless way, under the pretext of being occupied in weeding it.
Methodical and ruthless, Chaor is the perfect leader for the UnderWorlders.
Michel'le dated Dr. Dre and released an album on Ruthless Records.
Mr. Gandhe is a person who personifies discipline; being ruthless he runs his college like an autocrat, not realizing he is shattering the tender dreams in the eyes of his students.
Negi agrees and hires a gang of ruthless outlaws to hunt and kill Badal. He also pressures Tina not to acknowledge and meet Badal anymore, and Tina reluctantly agrees.
Nicholas seems to have been more a bureaucrat than a military leader, lacking the broad strategic sense and the ruthless drive to command all the Russian armies.
Nor, though placed amongst a ruthless crew and every hour passed by ruthless hands, and through the livelong nights shrouded with thick darkness which might cover any pilfering approach, nevertheless every sunrise found the doubloon where the sunset left it last.
Ruthless even by the standards of the day, Leontios carried the war further into Azerbaijan and Caucasian Albania.
Shelley Fralic of the "Winnipeg Free Press" described the "first-class villain" of soap as: "Ruthless magnate.
Shortly before "Infinite Crisis", Dr Polaris appears in Metropolis, seeking Superman's help in battling a more powerful and ruthless magnetism manipulator who calls herself Repulse.
The book starts out with 15-year old Tack just trying to survive a ruthless high school where any infraction means expulsion.
The driven, ruthless Barksdale (Wood Harris) was aided by business-minded Stringer Bell (Idris Elba).
The ending of the novel is ambiguous: Duddy's selfishness and ruthless materialism, which supersede his love for Yvette, are obviously negative qualities.
The idea of using a form of poison which could not possibly be discovered by any chemical test was just such a one as would occur to a clever and ruthless man who had had an Eastern training.
The Jewish community then offers the amiable Brtko a weekly payment if he does not give up the store, which would otherwise be given to a new, possibly ruthless Aryanizer.
The Minardis would finish 5th and 6th however, condemning Onyx to the ruthless world of pre-qualifying.
The movie follows a group of survivors in a Dallas mansion threatened both by rising radiation levels, a ruthless tough guy and cannibalistic mutants.
The ruthless conquest of Algeria thus led to the integration of the territory as a Département of the French territory.
The town is controlled by a ruthless Irish immigrant land baron, Denton Baxter (Gambon), who hates open-rangers.
The young king turned out be quick-tempered, arrogant, and ruthless.
There were many women at that time, upon whom the time laid a dreadfully disfiguring hand; but, there was not one among them more to be dreaded than this ruthless woman, now taking her way along the streets.
They are Nguyen Khan, a scientist wishing to gain omniscience through the Leyline; and Lord Hazanko, the leader of the ruthless assassin organization the Anten Seven, who seeks the Leyline to gain ultimate power.
They lapsed into a humble silence, and learned to disappear when the ruthless`cub'engineer approached.
With the help of his native friends, a repaired Cybot and some Terrans disillusioned by the ruthless colonial expansion, he decides to fight back at the intruders.
With the old minister's death removed the only person that could have controlled the ruthless, inexperienced king.

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