Usage examples for ruthless

  1. Apparently the Germans had not used so many heavy guns in this region, or perhaps they had not yet become so desperate and ruthless as later on. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  2. But what of the ruthless slaughter among the little musk- rats? – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  3. I have only an ideal, and whenever anything or anybody gets in the way of it I am ruthless in feeling. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  4. To secure such a wholesale aggrandizement he had been unscrupulous in chicanery, sleepless in his aggression, ruthless to the extremest verge of cruelty; no treaty had been too solemn to tear up, no oath too sacred for violation, no act of blood too pitiless. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  5. Or could we, on the other hand, encourage the ruthless deceit, the hateful treachery, which had put the wicked Helena- with no exposure to dread if she married- into her wronged sister's place? – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  6. Lincoln astonished him with his appointment as Secretary of War in January, 1862. Stanton justified the President's choice, and under his strong if ruthless hand the War Department became sternly efficient. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  7. She recalled the conversation to the point at issue with her usual ruthless directness. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  8. He was a man designed to be an object of intense hatred to the people; he was simply ruthless in his taxation. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. When his ruthless angers are not in possession the child shows the growth of this tardy reason that- quickened- is hereafter to do so much for his peace and dignity, by the sweetest consideration. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  10. I am told that the minds of the French in this region have been filled with terror of the bordermen by horrid tales of our ruthless cruelty; we may as well take advantage of this impression to overawe them. – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  11. Had it not been for the ruthless submarine campaign the Lusitania question would have been finally buried and the negotiations could have been continued in a friendly spirit. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  12. Every man's life a lonely ruthless quest. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  13. The ticket marked " R. Byng" was in his pocket, and in his ruthless heart a firm resolve that R. Byng and no other should have the benefit of his assistance. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  14. Without thought of being interfered with, the former proceed upon their ruthless expedition; while the latter have no alternative but await its issue. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  15. This highly intrepid man could not find it in his heart to abandon the idea of driving foes so ruthless out of the country; and, I do believe, he would have faced a hundred savages at once when we quitted the spring. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. The tribes were brave, ruthless, and barbarous. – Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 by Elise Whitlock Rose
  17. In a single sentence these men expressed the ruthless creed of the land- seeker. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  18. The hill men of this part of Morocco may not be savages, but they are fierce and wild and ruthless. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  19. A section of the exultant rioters had gained access to the National Gallery, where they carried on ruthless destruction among the priceless paintings there. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  20. Withal, they are somewhat ruthless in their pursuit of a wheat crop. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff