It made one feel such an absolute brute to disregard the wistful pleading eye, the hands that tugged at the mosquito curtains to show they were awake, when, late at night, I made my evening round.
"If I had killed the brute I'd have been justified!
A pure despotism governs the human brute; and even his covering and provender, both as to quantity and quality, depend entirely on the master's discretion[A].
No sailor would ever face the brute.
"You may beat me; you may kill me if you like, unthinkable brute that you are.
It lay on its side, apparently just as it had been left when I shot the brute that was moving it.
He met Bob with 'is dog one daya large, ugly brute, but a'most as clever as wot Bob was 'imself.
We are taught to treat men in a different manner from brutes, because they are so manifestly superiour in their nature; we are taught to treat brutes in a different manner from stones, for the same reason; and thus, by giving to every created thing its due respect, to answer the views of Providence, which did not create a variety of natures without a purpose or design.
" Surely Coriolanus never turned his back upon Rome with a grander dignity than sat upon the old man's form as he faced about and left the brute to survey with anxious eyes the new departure of his master.
A touch of the fool softens the brute.
I love a dumb brute too well to let it suffer, but in this case I'd give two hundred dollars more if I could make them live and have Barron know it.
We even admire a brute, if he is a whole-hearted brute.
He was her man, gone out with club, to beat down the brutes that would steal her from him.
"It will probably end in my having to buy the little blue brute and burn it," she thought.
Down in the hamlet, scattered for miles along Deep Arm and the harbor shore, sleepers stirred uneasily at the clamor, the women clutching their babies close, the men cursing the crazy brutes and vowing all sorts of vengeance on the morrow.
The Committee value, also, the story about animals: universal interest in puzzles, in the science of ratiocination, is not more pronounced than the interest in rationalizing the brute.
When I first saw the brute, he was evidently sneaking after the cattle, and was about sixty paces from me.
I had descended, then, not only into an inhabited worldnot only into a world of men, who, however they might differ in outward form, must resemble in their wants, ideas, and habits, in short, in mind if not in body, the lords of my own planetbut into a civilised world and among a race living under a settled order, cultivating the soil, and taming the brutes to their service.
The grocer left disgusted, took the brute; And all the people then at him did hoot.
As though any, save a brute, could be aught but good to "little Co".
By our blood in Afric wasted, Ere our necks received the chain; By the miseries, which we tasted Crossing, in your barks, the main; By our sufferings, since you brought us To the man-degrading mart, All-sustained by patience, taught us Only by a broken heart: Deem our nation brutes no longer, Till some reason you shall find Worthier of regard, and stronger, Than the colour of our kind.
Perhaps some dim recollection of former beatings at the hands of some severe master may also have temporarily demoralized the brute.
He set her behind him on the winged horse, and in a few minutes was in the air, transported with having deprived the brute of his delicate supper.
Then Iphiclesso soon as he descried The fell brutes peering o'er the hollow shield, And saw their merciless fangscried lustily, And kicked away his coverlet of down, Fain to escape.
Louis strove to disarm the big brute by the power of the human eye, then when that did not work he explained, politely, earnestly, that his weekly calls were but part and parcel of his business, and that there was nothing in his mind so remote as thoughts of matrimony.