ATROCITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATROCITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
atrocity
 n.  brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness
Classic Sentence:
1  As the atrocity presented itself to Mr. Bumble's mind in full force, he struck the counter sharply with his cane, and became flushed with indignation.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Every sin would then come forth from its lurking place, the most rebellious against the divine will and the most degrading to our poor corrupt nature, the tiniest imperfection and the most heinous atrocity.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  For the "great" man nothing is wrong, there is no atrocity for which a "great" man can be blamed.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XVIII
4  The honest, pitiless joy of a fanatic in the full flood of his atrocity preserves a certain lugubriously venerable radiance.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
5  Even supposing they were not our brothers nor fellow-Christians, but simply children, women, old people, feeling is aroused and Russians go eagerly to help in stopping these atrocities.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 15
6  Their references to the war touched atrocities only.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  Unfortunately, the normal social reaction to atrocity is to banish it from our awareness.
2  I am shocked by the atrocity of this man's crimes.
3  The country has been threatened with complete isolation from the international community unless the atrocities stop.
4  He evaded her questions about the war and tried to explain away the atrocities.
5  Federal soldiers have been accused of perpetrating atrocities against innocent people.
6  A war crimes tribunal was set up to prosecute those charged with atrocities.
7  The news media is also more likely to gravitate to stories about horrific atrocities or dramatic triumphs over adversity than humdrum tales of a soldier returning home, getting a job and starting a family.
8  The Syrian government, which is under intense scrutiny by Western nations and even the Arab league for human rights atrocities, was quick to clarify that it had no intention of using its massive stockpile of chemical weapons on civilians.