bloodshed


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the savage killing of many victims

Synonyms for bloodshed

the shedding of blood resulting in murder

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For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased and I turned away with disgust and loathing.
From their hard, determined faces--fighting men by profession--Saxon could augur nothing but bloodshed and death.
Bloodshed is always avoided as much as possible, and I do not see how else they could strike at me.
They were not long in reaching the barracks, for the officer who commanded the party was desirous to avoid rousing the people by the display of military force in the streets, and was humanely anxious to give as little opportunity as possible for any attempt at rescue; knowing that it must lead to bloodshed and loss of life, and that if the civil authorities by whom he was accompanied, empowered him to order his men to fire, many innocent persons would probably fall, whom curiosity or idleness had attracted to the spot.
Thus violent deeds live after men upon the earth, and traces of war and bloodshed will survive in mournful shapes long after those who worked the desolation are but atoms of earth themselves.
well, legislators and leaders of men, such as Lycurgus, Solon, Mahomet, Napoleon, and so on, were all without exception criminals, from the very fact that, making a new law, they transgressed the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed--often of innocent persons fighting bravely in defence of ancient law--were of use to their cause.
You are right, of course, in saying that it's not new, that it's like what we've read and heard a thousand times already; but what is really original in all this, and is exclusively your own, to my horror, is that you sanction bloodshed /in the name of conscience/, and, excuse my saying so, with such fanaticism.
He said just now (he nodded at Razumihin) that I sanction bloodshed.
AMMAN, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Syria said Tuesday no political initiative to solve conflict would succeed before the eliminating of terrorism, welcoming any solution that would stop bloodshed of Syrians.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The ystanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has summoned journalist and Platform for Independent Journalism (P24) Chairman Hasan Cemal to testify because of a column titled "The number one [person] who is responsible for the bloodshed is the sultan in the palace, period
MOSCOW, May 21 (Saba) - Russia has called for an early ceasefire and stop the bloodshed in Yemen as soon as possible.
Summary: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday, and the two powers agreed that regional cooperation was needed to stop the ongoing bloodshed.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday underlined the necessity for the two countries' cooperation in campaign against extremism, and stressed that war and bloodshed in Yemen should come to an end immediately.
Baghdad: Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of 2006-07, the United Nations said in a statement.
The Syrian star explained the situation through a Facebook status, "Zuhair Ramadan after becoming head of the Syrian Actors Syndicate decided to practice his honorary duties and strip me and other colleagues of our membership from the syndicate on the claim that we support the bloodshed in Syria.