[ UK /kɹˈuːəlˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹuɫi/ ]
  1. excessively
    a cruelly bitter winter
  2. with cruelty
    he treated his students cruelly
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How To Use cruelly In A Sentence

  • Her desire to pass as white is presented without a great deal of judgment, except insofar as she acts cruelly towards her mother.
  • Heathcliff, who, kinless and kithless, was in the end compelled to see the property he has so cruelly amassed descend to his hereditary enemies. Emily Brontë
  • Your death was determined to be “sudden unexplained death in epilepsy,” a term so cruelly nonsensical it might as well have been “fickle finger of fate.” Knowing Jesse
  • Midway through the second half a kick which might have won the game was cruelly whipped to the left of the upright, having spent most of its trajectory arrowing right between them.
  • It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. Margaret Mead 
  • She couldn't bear to see animals treated cruelly.
  • He wept inside for the pain that she was feeling, for having just found her father and to have him taken so cruelly from her was something that was nearly unendurable.
  • The Party is dead and working class people have been cruelly disenfranchised.
  • The distorted semblances of the trees on the other side were vaguely visible through it, mocking him cruelly in the emptiness.
  • And found there the blessed Denis preaching, and made him cruelly to be beaten, bespit and despised, and fast to be bounden with Rusticus and Eleutherius, and to be brought tofore him: And when he saw that the saints were constant and firm in the acknowledging of our Lord, he was much heavy and sorrowful. The Golden Legend, vol. 5
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