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.