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Definition the savage and excessive killing of many people


to defeat an opponent by a wide margin
  • The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda.
massacred = the savage and excessive killing of many people
  • The team was massacred 56 to 0.
  • 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
  • massacres = instances of savage and excessive killing of many people
  • It wasn't war today, it was massacre,
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • massacre = the savage and excessive killing of many people
  • And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in European history, which was the firebombing of Dresden.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • massacre = the savage and excessive killing of many people
  • And who was massacred here?
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • massacred = the savage and excessive killing of many people
  • Our brothers, one with us in religion and in race, are being massacred.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Kings like Louis XI. are careful to clean the pavement quickly after a massacre.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • You're the only thing that kept this from being a massacre.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • As to this massacre, we must see the end.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It would be a perfect massacre.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It explains any number of massacres, wars, executions.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Of massacres in distant countries, pregnant women dismembered in the squares.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • And so whenever Homais journeyed to town, he never failed to bring her home some that he bought at the great baker's in the Rue Massacre.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Michael chuckled, his fingers piloting the soldier onscreen through a massacre.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • If the Indians were in strong enough force they would effect a massacre of Pilchuck's men.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • The camerlegno was clearly in shock, delirious no doubt from his physical trauma and bearing witness to the horrific massacre in the Pope's office.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • As I thought of that, I was almost moved to begin a massacre of the helpless abominations about me, but I contained myself.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Had not been able to establish control over laser gunners until fight was over and himself had fought solo in massacre in Old Dome.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The Friend A week after Judson's decision, a new painting was unveiled in New Haven titled, The Amistad Massacre.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad

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