massacre


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Synonyms for massacre

Synonyms for massacre

the savage killing of many victims

the act of defeating or the condition of being defeated

to kill savagely and indiscriminately

Synonyms for massacre

the savage and excessive killing of many people

kill a large number of people indiscriminately

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From its mutilated fin still hung a young whale which it could not save from the massacre.
Such, you will allow, is the massacre of a thousand Jews.
THROUGH massacres of each other's citizens China and the United States had been four times plunged into devastating wars, when, in the year 1994, arose a Philosopher in Madagascar, who laid before the Governments of the two distracted countries the following MODUS VIVENDI:
4, where our Saviour intimates that those men on whom the Tower of Siloam fell were not sinners above all the Galileans; but that which put me to silence in the case was, that not one of these five men who were now lost were of those who went on shore to the massacre of Madagascar, so I always called it, though our men could not bear to hear the word MASSACRE with any patience.
I heard him patiently enough till he had done, and then told him that I confessed I had all along opposed the massacre of Madagascar, and that I had, on all occasions, spoken my mind freely about it, though not more upon him than any of the rest; that as to having no command in the ship, that was true; nor did I exercise any authority, only took the liberty of speaking my mind in things which publicly concerned us all; and what concern I had in the voyage was none of his business; that I was a considerable owner in the ship.
Let us suppose an inhabitant of some remote and superior region, yet unskilled in the ways of men, having read and considered the precepts of the gospel, and the example of our Saviour, to come down in search of the true church: if he would not inquire after it among the cruel, the insolent, and the oppressive; among those who are continually grasping at dominion over souls as well as bodies; among those who are employed in procuring to themselves impunity for the most enormous villainies, and studying methods of destroying their fellow-creatures, not for their crimes but their errors; if he would not expect to meet benevolence, engage in massacres, or to find mercy in a court of inquisition, he would not look for the true church in the Church of Rome.
Under cover of a similar pretence, have the outrages and massacres at Tahiti the beautiful, the queen of the South Seas, been perpetrated.
Quarante mille hommes massacres et l'armee de nos allies detruite, et vous trouvez la le mot pour rire,"* he said, as if strengthening his views by this French sentence.
In many places, scattered over the country, slave revolts and massacres had occurred.
Speaking to Cihan news agency Mammadov stated that a double standard is seen while the European Parliament approved draft bill on 1915 events despite lack of document, it has not taken any step in the issue of Khojaly Massacre which is proved with plenty of documents.
This horrific massacre which did not distinguish between young and old, or [spare] children and women, is a continuation of the Zionists' racist and criminal approach," said the statement.
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall Collaborate To Expand Visual History Archive
British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his respects Wednesday at the site of a 1919 massacre by British-led troops in northern India, calling the event "a deeply shameful act" in British history" but stopping short of an apology.
Manila: The digger operator who hastily buried on shallow ground 58 victims of an elections-related massacre in the southern Philippines in 2009, was transferred to a more secure prison facility from suburban Quezon City to suburban Taguig, sources said.
Fort Pillow, a Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory, by John Cimprich.