Behind any veneer or acts of cruelty, we care for our partners and playmates very deeply and wish them no harm.
You write about war between 8-year-old girls, and their cruelty.
Its power resonates down the decades, a truly remarkable, groundbreaking fantasy, full of cruelty and wonder.
And, yes, I have neurotically adapted to the gladiator sport of celebrity culture, the cruelty of a life lived as a moving target.
It's the cruelty that makes for some of Proust's best comedy.
Such tales of cruelty and savagery were told of them as to be almost incredible.
The scene of Turkish cruelty was now transferred to the isle of Crete.
What cruelty is this for thee to mispryse the greatest humility that man can Imagin?
Only, the cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and a pretence of reluctance.
Our cruelty is a little less apparent, and more respectable.