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Definition the savage and excessive killing of many people


corpses and gore resulting from violent death
  • more carnage due to the ancient blood feud
  • Jove drew Hector away from the darts and dust, with the carnage and din of battle;
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Rome was never sated of carnage and conquest.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  Federalist Papers
  • The colors of the carnage were grotesquely bright: the crimson wetness on the rough and dusty fabric, the ripped shreds of grass, startlingly green, in the boy's yellow hair.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • carnage = corpses and gore resulting from violent death (figuratively)
  • There was no escape from the carnage that surrounded him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Climactic carnage, by poison and by steel-!
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Perhaps the simplest way to reduce future carnage would be to ban bottled oxygen except for emergency medical use.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We passed a sign that said: REDUCE ROAD CARNAGE-DRIVE SAFELY.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • It has been a terrible carnage, we know.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I watched as the worlds of blacks and whites smashed together in newsrooms and threw off chunks of human carnage that landed at my feet.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Gospodin President, this carnage must stop!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • All around them was carnage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I looked back at the scene of carnage.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • The lid was decorated even more intricately than the sides-with scenes of carnage and power.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Although the carnage was far worse in Dresden, a larger proportion of Plauen's buildings was destroyed.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The allies turned and ran up and out of the small valley, away from the carnage that was taking place among their fallen comrades.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • We slew everyone aboard both boarding ships and opened their hatches and sent them down to Rebma where Random would be amused by the carnage.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • The place smells to him of carnage.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • C#96 CHAPTER 96 Mal'akh stood in his hallway and surveyed the carnage around him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

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