slaughterous


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accompanied by bloodshed

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A: I have supp'd full with horrors; Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, cannot once start me.
Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard) Godard's Dantean triptych spills us into the abyss of the last century and suggests we will live forever with its slaughterous legacy.
Not all of the trades were ever-present in Walsall, but nowhere in Europe held such a concentration, or followed the process through from its slaughterous beginning.
In this way, Greene's text, in its presentation of the war as r ehearsal, repeats, in its turn, the modernists' antiliberal sense of history, but does so by diagnosing Western history as the necessary, if slaughterous, result of a refusal to grant the other particularity and autonomy, to grant her, in other words, selfhood in liberal terms.
Even when Macduff robs Macbeth of his last illusion of safety based on the Weird sisters' prophecies, telling him, "Despair thy charm, / And let the angel whom thou still has served / Tell thee, Macduff was from his mothers womb / Untimely ripped" (5.8.13-16), Macbeth "finds a refuge from the direct contemplation of fact," and when he no longer fears anyone or anything, he "grows stronger and more resolute as fate closes in upon him, and is never greater than in the desperate valour that marks his end." (37) He truly has "forgot the taste of fears" (5.5.9), "Direness familiar to [his] slaughterous thoughts / Cannot once start [him]" (5.5.14-15), and having lost both his nobility and his ability to function emotionally and morally, he can only embrace his damnation.