BUTCHER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of butcher
Definition:
n. one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; vendor, especially on train or in theater
Example:
Milosevic, a very controversial figure, a man often called the butcher of the Balkans by his critics, was found dead at his cell in a U.N. detention center.
Sentence in Classic:
He had made his money as a butcher in Kingstown and by opening shops in Dublin and in the suburbs he had made his money many times over.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
But I never allowed myself to be prevailed upon to accept any invitation to eat and drink with them out of their stock (knowing that they got on badly with the butcher and baker, and had often not too much for themselves), until Mrs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Oh, my friend John, but it was butcher work; had I not been nerved by thoughts of other dead, and of the living over whom hung such a pall of fear, I could not have gone on.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
The butcher shops carried almost no beef and very little mutton, and that mutton cost so much only the rich could afford it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
She said, her papa and mamma had promised that Grildrig should be hers; but now she found they meant to serve her as they did last year, when they pretended to give her a lamb, and yet, as soon as it was fat, sold it to a butcher.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
And now I am afraid Campbell will be here before there is time to dress a steak, and we have no butcher at hand.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
She went in to give directions to the cook, to say that the butcher would have to bring much less meat, that they would require only half their usual quantity of bread, of milk and groceries.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
There was, for instance, a Lithuanian who was a cattle butcher for the plant where Marija had worked, which killed meat for canning only; and to hear this man describe the animals which came to his place would have been worthwhile for a Dante or a Zola.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context