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Synonyms for bloodiness

a disposition to shed blood

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To accept the veteran, despite an awareness of what had occurred in Vietnam, would possibly allow some greater admission of guilt by American society in relation to its propensity for violence and perhaps even an implicit acknowledgement of the bloodiness of the nation's historical past.
goes on to discuss two phenomena central to the novel which undercut Charikleia's 'tragic' mode: parades and scenes of bloodiness. Worthy of further consideration is the submission that all this 'mimics the pleasures of the Roman Circus' (p.
The wood choppers are still evident, but the bloodiness of Peter's martyrdom is the focus: blood spurts from his head, the blood from his chest stains his white scapular and pools on the ground, blood drips from his staff and the assassin's discarded spear and, in the lower right corner, in a visual pathetic fallacy, blood streams from a severed tree stump.
It is true enough that, very occasionally, The Campaign explicitly references the bloodiness of war; in addition to the lines cited above, Addison elsewhere speaks of "promiscuous carnage," "the Danube's bloody whirl-pools," and French (not English) "floods of gore" on the battlefield (154, 320, 351).
But as the winds of the Civil War blew and the bloodiness of the battles were reported and witnessed, Whitman was sobered by the shadowy dance of Eros and Thanatos his poetry had not yet named.
The first-person narrator, Myriam, is condemned by the bloodiness of recent Lebanese history to suffer a deracinated life of pain and loss.
During childbirth and its attendant dangers, a labouring woman is immersed in the loss of self, the ambiguous mother-and-child being, and the bloodiness of the not fully human.
People are very variable, and right now I'm not sure I want that sort of implied bloodiness in my life.
Egypt's privately-owned daily Al-Misri al-Yawm stated: "His crimes and the massacres he committed against Palestinians and Arabs are witness to unprecedented racism and bloodiness...
He was a proponent of what he called "reactionary bloodiness" who encouraged his students to be "vile" towards their intellectual opponents and his intellectual allies to employ "irony, geniality, and malice as solvents of enthusiasm, virtue, and elevation."
Middleton describes Error as wearing a "garment of ash-colour silk, his head rolled in a cloud" (246) with other emblems of "blind ignorance and darkness." "Eating of a human heart," Envy rides on a rhinoceros, "attired in red silk, suitable to the bloodiness of her manners; her left pap bare, where a snake fastens" (251-52).
One discerns bloodiness from the siren Another brandishes the manacles
But this was not the case before August 21, considering that the Syrian warring sides' upholding of the rules of war had spared the foreign players from intervening, despite this war's bloodiness and destructive effects.
It features a book-within-a-book, and an abundance of softly-lit religious imagery; forgotten saints, twists of scripture, an emphasis on the bloodiness at the source.