atrocity


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the quality of passing all moral bounds

a monstrous offense or evil

Synonyms for atrocity

the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

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If the Frenchman in question is indeed, as I suppose, innocent of this atrocity, this advertisement which I left last night, upon our return home, at the office of 'Le Monde,' (a paper devoted to the shipping interest, and much sought by sailors,) will bring him to our residence.
Any delay in arresting the assassin," I observed, "might give him time to perpetrate some fresh atrocity.
For example, her arguments about bearing witness could have been condensed at various points (for instance, on pages 191-93, her repeated mentioning of atrocity photos as "acts of bearing witness," as upholding "the centrality of bearing witness," and as "tools of bearing witness" is simply redundant).
The true financial cost of the atrocity is unknown.
There is more at stake here than Bob Kerrey and the atrocity of which he was a part.
Government officials defended this atrocity, saying that schools are a legitimate target in the country's lengthy civil war.
In the month after the single worst atrocity of `The Troubles', the Omagh bomb, the people of Northern Ireland showed their spirit of resilience and commitment to reconciliation.
The more easily grasped lessons have to do with the inability of the world community, despite its revulsion at the unending cycle of atrocity and reprisal, to stop the violence.
Tragically, the litany hasn't ended with the Americans' arrival, since the Iraqi crimes have set in motion the familiar cycle of atrocity, with Kuwaitis carrying out reprisals against collaborators-and against agitators for democracy.
The R2P Coalition calls attention to an amazing doctrine passed by the UN General Assembly one year ago that lays the foundation for ending atrocity crimes.
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United today announced the winners of the second round of theTech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, unveiling a new wave of promising technologies with the potential to save lives and assist communities at risk in conflict.
We owe it to the victims to have a full inquiry into this atrocity and identify the evil thugs who were responsible for it.
Memories of mass repression; narrating life stories in the aftermath of atrocity.
Just as the dedication ceremony was getting under way, news of a new atrocity filtered into Jerusalem's Independence Park: A pregnant mother and her four daughters driving from their home in a Gaza Strip Jewish settlement had been shot to death by Palestinian militants.
That does not excuse the atrocity at the World Trade Centre, but it helps us understand why it happened.