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 Meanings and Examples of CALLOUS
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callous
 a.  emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
Classic Sentence:
1  She was callous, cold and callous to all that he did for her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
2  He gave up his life for her, and she was callous to him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  Come, come," said Holmes, kindly, "it is human to err, and at least no one can accuse you of being a callous criminal.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
4  I believe I was considered brutally callous.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
5  But she seems to me to be simply callous and cold.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
6  She did not know why this should be, for he was such an unpredictable, callous person.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
7  But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI
8  "Look at mine," answered Scarlett with a frightening smile as she pushed blistered and calloused palms toward her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  There it lay in this stranger's calloused dirty palm and soon it would find its way North and onto the finger of some Yankee woman who would be proud to wear stolen things.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  When she saw, on the back and shoulders of the child, great welts and calloused spots, ineffaceable marks of the system under which she had grown up thus far, her heart became pitiful within her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
11  Arrogance and callousness for the conquerors, bitter endurance and hatred for the conquered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  He remembered with what callousness he had watched her.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
13  Nay, yo mun ax 'er,' he replied callously, in broad vernacular.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  A love affair is not made to crouch down and brutalize itself like an English serving-maid who has callouses on her knees from scrubbing.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
Example Sentence:
1  Therefore it is easy to assume that this must be a deliberate, callous attempt to inflict hurt.
2  His behavior on that occasion was extremely callous.
3  The callous couple milked money from a hospital charity to fund a lavish lifestyle.
4  He is callous about the safety of his workers.
5  He had worked in the hospital for so many years that he was callous to the suffering in the wards.