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genocide

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Definition the systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
  • The International Criminal Court accused Sudan of genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • The students are trying to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur.
  • He faced a double genocide, of Jews by the Nazis and of peculiars by the hollowgast.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Forcing children into the shadows can be counted as genocide.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • In choir we learn "The Skye Boat Song," about Bonnie Prince Charlie escaping the genocidal English.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • They were conquered, but there's no evidence of genocide per se.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He asks about her work, and she tells him that she has served in Kosovo with the UN, in Rwanda after the genocide, Colombia, Burundi too.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • My mind was reeling at the idea of genocide on that level.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • The women of Anatolia took to the sword to crush an invasion from the Caucasus, after the male soldiers were all slaughtered in a far-reaching genocide.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Castro then ordered the pilots convicted of genocide.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The students conducted bake sales, car washes, and talent shows, and also educated themselves about Cambodia's history of war and genocide.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She viewed ethnic cleansing, famine and genocide as direct threats to her furniture.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He survived a genocide.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I grew up, in part, in Argentina during the genocidal "dirty war," when the military "disappeared" up to thirty thousand people.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • It was a genocide, wasn't it?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Theirs, too: embedding themselves in human bodies, establishing death camps, training kids to finish the genocide, all of it crazy risky, stupid risky.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • A cardboard sign with GENOCIDE AWARENESS written on it was taped to the front edge of the table and a banner reading ONE WORLD, hung on the wall behind it.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I was taken in simply to view it from the inside, so that in the event we did come to open genocidal conflict, there would be someone to give another view to history.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The monument was a kind of cruel anomaly, honoring as it did the agents of genocide while the countless graves of those they had butchered elsewhere lay forever unmarked.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • A 1998 report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees estimated that approximately 200,000 people, or slightly less than a fifth of the total population of the Nuba region, were killed in what it called the Nuba genocide.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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