murderousness


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a bloodthirsty hatred arousing murderous impulses

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cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder

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Yet Hamlet's alliterative conjunction of "bloody" and "bawdy"--reinforced by the subsequent line's rhyme on "treacherous, lecherous" (558)--suggests a deeper source of corruption within Claudius: a bawdiness of the blood responsible for the villainous melding of murderousness and lust in his disposition.
She argues that if we are able to resist our murderousness, despite our feelings of annihilation, if we experience the 'death' of the self (read psychoanalysis) with the arrival of these competitors and mourn the loss of this narcissistic, unique self (read psychoanalysis) then we achieve a symbolic representation of 'subjecthood'.
For Gilmore's murderousness we have more reasons than we know what to do with" (489).
Israelis can no longer be indifferent to murderous acts, nor make use of the army and debase it to make murderousness the norm.
The failure of Western diplomacy to prevent or even substantially mitigate Assad's murderousness testifies to an abdication of American leadership.
For me, Lazarus underscores the importance and the murderousness of the meeting over the golfing-handshake that seals the fate of 400,000 citizens to become serfs to colonialism's new disguise under gated communities and high-end all-inclusive resort properties.
falsehood is that murderousness is a universal human trait and part of
This malicious tide crested in March 1910, when notary Jacques-Edouard Plamondon addressed a gathering of the Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Francaise in Quebec City and denounced Jews and Judaism, evoking no less than the ancient blood libel as evidence of inherent murderousness on the part of Jews everywhere.
How many senior officials in the Syrian regime will defect and accuse the latter of murderousness and terrorism if they can manage to flee with their families across the border - like Prime Minister Riad Hijab did on Monday, and as he declared afterwards?
When we get to look back, as we soon shall, on the Assad regime -- and let's get used to the past tense -- we will wonder why that regime was able to subject its citizens to the murderousness and caprice of the inhuman for so long.
And just as Armance forgives Octave's supposed murderousness on the grounds that he is more than sufficiently contrite--"moi qui ai vu vos anxietes, je vous pardonne"--Stendhal similarly excuses the murder of which he accuses Byron, maintaining that the poet's hatred of his crime "I'absout a nos yeux" (OC 5: 282; 46: 249).
Sadly not, as instead we got some load of old gubbins about his department suddenly being entrusted with the Met's entire crime archive, dating back to ye olde days, from which they could draw implausibly handy reference points for all sorts of modern day murderousness.
A series of recent histories of 1945 has focused on the cataclysmic murderousness of the months January-May 1945, during which the German Wehrmacht suffered one-quarter of its total killed during the entire war; more German soldiers died in those four months than during all of 1942 and 1943 combined.
Upon pondering whether it would be worse to 'live as a monster, or to die as a good man', Daniels gives himself over to be lobotomized, although whether this is in guilty acknowledgement of his claimed murderousness or an expression of defiant self-affirmation in the face of the 'truth' that he has uncovered is unclear.
Certainly, the explanation that the Fille later offers, that she was driven by the fear that Tiebaus would punish her for the shame she incurred at the robbers' hands (La Fille 32-33), suggests that she is oppressed, but her role in promoting the text's paradigm of masculinity problematizes interpreting her murderousness solely as a rebellion against her place in the patriarchal order.