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massacre


The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda.
  the savage and excessive killing of many people

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to defeat an opponent by a wide margin
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  • The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda.
  • The team was massacred 56 to 0.
  • And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in European history, which was the firebombing of Dresden.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • And who was massacred here?
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea

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  • It wasn’t war today, it was massacre,
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Michael chuckled, his fingers piloting the soldier onscreen through a massacre.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He survived the massacre.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Around 600 chiefs were massacred.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Were they about to massacre us—or were they just naturally grumpy?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • If there had been a massacre, the tinker would certainly have heard.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • The story quoted a relative who said that the mother had tried desperately to drop off the kids at her sister’s place only a few hours before the massacre, but the sister had to go to work and couldn’t take the kids.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It was a massacre.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I’d watched as King Mithridates sided with the Persians and massacred every Roman in Anatolia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "They massacred them," Nehemia whispered, her eyes wide.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • We wanted more than victories, we wanted massacres.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I’ll have to intervene to avert a massacre.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • It would be a perfect massacre.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • And then when they turned around and went back, the Minutemen hid in the fields along the roads and massacred them all the way back to Boston.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • [I intend] to Massacre the last one of them that ever has or may hereafter place his unhallowed feet upon the soil of our sunny South.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But she was conscious of some religious ceremony as an assemblage of Jews unveiled a monument commemorating their massacre and their martyrdom and the sound of a tenor voice keened its Hebrew requiem over the desolate gray scene like an angel with a dagger through its heart.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • When you’re grown up, then you can make up your own mind about religion, which has been responsible for a lot of wars and massacres in his opinion, as well as bigotry and intolerance.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He’s turned the ambush into a massacre.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I gathered he was referring to the infamous Glencoe Massacre, when one John Campbell, on government orders, had put thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan to the sword and burned the house above them.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Something like the 1979 massacre at Mecca, all those pilgrims dead.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Soldiers spend the majority of their time there, ducking in trenches doomed to explode or making daring pushes that end in a massacre.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The boldface headline read, "WEDDING NIGHT MASSACRE AT HYATT."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Before they jumped right into massacre mode.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • That night, the Japanese threw a party to celebrate the massacre.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It was nothing less than a massacre.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Brezhnev is massacring Afghans and all that peanut eater can say is I won’t come swim in your pool.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I read of men concerned in public affairs, governing or massacring their species.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Just at this time the famous massacres took place in the south of France.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • * "Forty thousand men massacred and the army of our allies destroyed, and you find that a cause for jesting!"
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He wanted to massacre them each time they did.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Then she heard a tiny sound: a little newborn pigeon had been spared from the massacre.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The "Emperor" Dessalines, come to power in 1804, massacred all the whites on the island.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Though they were still fairly evenly matched with the enemy, they huddled together like the last survivors of a massacre, as if they hoped the enemy would overlook them in the carnage.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • His momma must have been scared in an Indian massacre in Africa.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The news of the massacre probably reached Chobham, Woking, and Ottershaw about the same time.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • You’re the only thing that kept this from being a massacre.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • For days afterward, our little tribe of savages formed raiding parties and conducted massacres throughout Coalwood.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • You better get out of here or you’ll get massacred.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • He revealed himself about the same time as the massacres began.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • His voice, made metallic by the amplifiers, boomed forth an endless catalogue of atrocities, massacres, deportations, lootings, rapings, torture of prisoners, bombing of civilians, lying propaganda, unjust aggressions, broken treaties.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Three thousand combatants had been massacred in that barn.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You fish out all manner of odds and ends of knowledge—revolutions, schisms, massacres, systems of government; but Huss—where is he?
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • There would be rumors that he had taken his own life, that he’d been gunned down in the heat of battle; rumors that he’d been saved for last, made to watch the massacre of his family, then shot.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • As to this massacre, we must see the end.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • This boy-the one who had walked into Sterling High this morning and committed a massacre-was someone’s son.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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