Sallust is ruthless and charming, a connoisseur of rare wines and rare women.
A movement, per President Obama, that is "ruthless, radical, and repressive."
Romney thought he could get a clean yet ruthless hit on the strongest of his remaining challengers.
And both are studded with rococo set pieces of ruthless masculine one-upmanship.
The government," he added, "must show that it is not only determined, but prepared, to be ruthless.
Sulla, meanwhile, was winning victories in the East, and the news of them somewhat disturbed the ruthless conquerors.
My fleeting joy was being thrust back by hands most ruthless.
"I know a ruthless race to whom nothing is sacred, and hated of all," he says.
This did really seem to me a ruthless and unjustifiable proceeding.
He went out, and shortly after, my fit came upon me, and retained me in its ruthless grasp for a considerable period.