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Manslaughter, I should think.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  unintentional killing of a person
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Strongly Associated with:   homicide
Manslaughter can be voluntary (as in a fight where there was no intent to kill) or involuntary (as when a drunk driver kills someone).
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  • Manslaughter, I should think.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "You’d be locked up on a hit-and-run charge and involuntary manslaughter.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • What Angel had described to me was voluntary manslaughter, at worst.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • ) Now, however, his words were an invitation to manslaughter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Vehicular manslaughter.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • ochu: murder or manslaughter.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But they were charging Johnny with manslaughter.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • He had been involved in nine murder or manslaughter cases.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • That’s why they came back with manslaughter for two of the counts.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • ’I should advise you to get straight back to your flat and go to bed,’ said Colonel Julyan shortly, ’and drive slowly, or you will find yourself in jail for manslaughter.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca

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  • Could be murder, could be manslaughter, could be an accident—could be anything.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It just …. didn’t seem right, you know? I mean, I know it was an accident, I know whoever did it didn’t mean to kill him, but if something like that happened here in the States, someone would be charged with manslaughter.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • "I saw Ed McMellon," Boss would later testify, when the four officers were brought to trial on charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • There was always news coming back to the quarter about someone who had been killed or sent to prison for killing someone else: Snowball, stabbed to death at a nightclub in Port Allen; Claudee, killed by a woman in New Orleans; Smitty, sent to the state penitentiary at Angola for manslaughter.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Of course we had the usual list of guys in for car theft, pimping, mail theft, murder, manslaughter, assault, burglary, larceny, arson, explosives, drug possession, drug dealing.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • He had them on the run, and saw that he must keep them on it They were indignantly surprised by what they considered an unchivalrous personal outrage —outrageous to be attacked with positive manslaughter, as if a baron could be killed like a Saxon kern.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Gentlemen of the free-and-easy sort, who plume themselves on being acquainted with a move or two, and being usually equal to the time-of-day, express the wide range of their capacity for adventure by observing that they are good for anything from pitch-and-toss to manslaughter; between which opposite extremes, no doubt, there lies a tolerably wide and comprehensive range of subjects.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I hadn’t realized that the charges might have included negligent homicide, or even manslaughter.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Lozano was eventually convicted of two counts of manslaughter, and the community was satisfied.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • By all accounts, he had taken part in thirty-three murder or manslaughter investigations in the last ten years.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Even in his intoxicated state, the driver had known that Missy was dead and that he’d be facing a manslaughter charge at the least, maybe second-degree murder if he’d had prior offenses.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • "Well, there’s calamities where we least expect it, whether or no. Neighbours, if Mrs. Yeobright were to die, d’ye think we should be took up and tried for the manslaughter of a woman?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • …under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king’s enemies, impersonation, criminal assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated murder.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But Annie Little was in the Asylum with me, her crime being manslaughter, having struck and killed a stableboy with a log of wood; and she was said to suffer from nervous excitement, and was sent back here at the same time as me; but should not have been, as I do not think she is right in the head; so I resolved to forgive her this time, unless she did worse.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Beware of malice prepense, of chance-medley, and of manslaughter.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Robbery, possession of illegal weapons, assault, manslaughter, and drug crime.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • So the arrest for fighting a guy that died was manslaughter, is that right?
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Murder, manslaughter, arson, forgery, swindling, house-breaking, highway robbery, larceny, conspiracy, fraud?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The worst crime I’ve ever seen a GP get charged with for killing a GD was ’manslaughter.’
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • No, my dear; manslaughter.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It was manslaughter.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I could hit him and he’d have a heart attack and die and I’d be up for manslaughter or something.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Hoops
  • Of the eight soldiers, six were acquitted and two found guilty of manslaughter, for which they were branded on their thumbs.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The driver, who would soon be charged with felony death by motor vehicle and involuntary manslaughter, was eighteen years old and already in handcuffs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • In fact, I heard that Jonathan, or his father, maybe, was wanted for armed robbery back in Philadelphia, or maybe manslaughter, which is why the two of them had to move here in the first place.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • I was an E-felony, criminally negligent homicide, reduced from a charge of manslaughter in the second degree, and we played game after game of half-court, going all-out and taking deep and healthy breaths and having a tussle or two.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Is he going to make it manslaughter, or what’s he going to make of it?"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • * *forbid gambling* Hazard is very mother of leasings,* *lies And of deceit, and cursed forswearings: Blasphem’ of Christ, manslaughter, and waste also Of chattel* and of time; and furthermo’ *property It is repreve,* and contrar’ of honour, *reproach For to be held a common hazardour.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • "I can mind every serious fight o’ married parties, every murder, every manslaughter, even every pocket-picking—leastwise large ones—that ’t has been my lot to witness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "Well," he said finally, "they won’t have nothing worse than manslaughter against Shade.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • He was being held for involuntary manslaughter and assaulting a peace officer.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • Manslaughter.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • That’s two words, and I think it’s only vehicular manslaughter, technically, if you run them over yourself.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • And if you did that, you would most probably be charged with manslaughter.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Black people—in many ways a forgotten people in Miami—were incensed by a court’s ruling that had overturned the conviction of a Hispanic Miami police officer in the manslaughter of two men.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • I would surmise that during this year alone the police will have to solve half a dozen murder or manslaughter cases where the killer is among this small group of patients.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Manslaughter?
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • If she tells the truth, I can argue self-defense or voluntary manslaughter because he sodomized her:’ "What’s the worst case if you go that way?"
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "Manslaughter," repeated Mr. Wilcox.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Josie had been charged as an accessory to second-degree murder and accepted a plea of manslaughter, with five years served.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   manslaughter [5] , homicide [2] , homicide [2] , extortion [3] , slander [3] , libel [4] , breaking and entering [5] , aggravated assault [7] , assault and battery [8]
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