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mutilate


The murder mutilates his victims bodies before killing them.
  severely damage — for example by cutting up
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  • The murder mutilates his victims bodies before killing them.
  • The madman mutilates art work
  • It was better than having the Congs get them, maybe mutilating the bodies.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • He did not like to look at the fish anymore since he had been mutilated. When the fish had been hit it was as though he himself were hit.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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  • A bulk-sized box of Snickers and a Tupperware container of homemade brownies had been placed on the table next to laminated photos of mutilated bodies.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • So the self-mutilation was worth it.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • At nine there was an appearance by some activist wanting the Circle’s help in her campaign against vaginal mutilation in Malawi.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Even lower on the list were the 400-series: faking sick, tattooing or self-mutilation, conducting a business, or unauthorized physical contact (like hugging someone who was crying).
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • If you shout or scream, your time in solitary is extended; if you hurt yourself by refusing to eat or mutilating your body, your time in solitary is extended; if you complain to officers or say anything menacing or inappropriate, your time in solitary is extended.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • He’s been beaten, mutilated, and bleeding for days, yet he can still fight off several men at a time.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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  • They said she had forced her stepdaughter to mutilate her own face because, at the sweet age of thirteen, she had become more beautiful than the jealous queen could stand.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • All found in forgotten hallways; all mutilated beyond recognition.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Her body should be quite warm when the Prince reaches her mutilated form.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • And that one, the fat one, the glutton, the bomber, the mutilator of innocent children.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • It would also explain the extraordinary number of stab wounds and the mutilation.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The students cheered and triumphantly threw the mutilated shoes into the air.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I keep drawing so I don’t have to look at him, but I’m mutilating the sketch I’m working on.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Saw much of the work I had done in the way of severed limbs, decapitated bodies, and mutilated remains of all kinds.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The women were horribly mutilated and in terrible pain, but at each moan two of the nurses jeered and mimicked the sounds.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It would have been hard to miss, considering you mutilated that driver.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • His body had been mutilated, his head cut off and spiked.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The plot is cute and complex, having largely to do with an alleged conspiracy on the part of Brandon Strathaway—Willard’s tycoon father—to dispose of old Ezra, whose hideously mutilated corpse is indeed found one morning in the entrails of a mechanical cranberry picker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He glanced resentfully at a pile of mutilated stuffed animals heaped in the corner of the porch.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "He’s only a lad; whatever he did, he doesn’t deserve to be mutilated for life!"
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The mutilated bodies of the bride and groom were lying side by side.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The stump of his mutilated tail wagged wildly, and he tap-danced like he was treading on hot coal.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Ever so gently, she begins to clean the mutilated flesh on Gale’s back.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Very slowly it walked to the mutilated body and looked down.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • That I let the Capitol kill the boy and mutilate her without lifting a finger.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When the neighbors brought her husband’s body home, it had been mutilated and burnt.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • The others died-betrayed, mauled, mutilated, poisoned, or cursed by the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • On his train rides through Mexico, he told me, he had witnessed five separate incidents where migrants had been mutilated by the train.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Anyone who mutilates themselves like that—
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He slumped against the wall, muttered some thing under his breath, and crossed his mutilated foot over the good one.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He brought out a sharp razor from the goatskin bag slung from his left shoulder and began to mutilate the child.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • It made me shudder to think of so mutilating the body of the woman whom I had loved.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The form was mutilated by two second-handers who assumed the right to improve upon that which they had not made and could not equal.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Japanese turned on civilians, engaging in killing contests, raping tens of thousands of people, mutilating and crucifying them, and provoking dogs to maul them.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "Since you have preserved my narration," said he, "I would not that a mutilated one should go down to posterity."
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • They will stoop to any form of base warfare: torture, beheading, mutilation.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It was a question of degrading himself, mutilating himself.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I stare at her face, wondering if her parents actually named her Tigris, inspiring her mutilation, or if she chose the style and changed her name to match her stripes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Will He accept a mutilated sacrifice?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She could have shot herself, scratched herself, or indulged in other forms of self-mutilation, but she chose what she probably felt was the weakest option—to at least endure the discomfort of the weather.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The windows near the ceiling were small and dirty, the old leather furniture spilled its innards, the tables were mutilated, the walls ash-colored, the floor concrete.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • ’It’s filled with pain and mutilation and death.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Drink had destroyed his mind, and so he ended in that mutilation-fool that he was.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • What else would you feed the kind of monster that would brutally mutilate its own mother?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It would also be worth checking to see if there were any cases of animal abuse or mutilation in the area back then.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "Professor," drawled Malfoy, "Weasley’s mutilating my roots, sit."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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