He planned brutal practical jokes, in which blows had always a share.
A brutal one but fair nonetheless.
Didn't he know that his brutal assault proved nothing?
It was a brutal realization, one that left her devastated but also guiltier than ever.
His sympathetic nature was influenced by indignation against the brutal methods adopted towards prisoners, especially political prisoners, and by the stern measures which the government of the tsar felt compelled to adopt in order to repress the revolutionary movement.