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 Meanings and Examples of BUTCHER
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butcher
 n.  one whose job is to kill animals for food
 n.  one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty
Example Sentence:
1  He is a butcher by trade.
2  One butcher does not fear many sheep.
3  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.
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  The shade of a young butcher rises, like the apparition of an armed head in Macbeth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
2  He is a broad-faced, bull-necked, young butcher, with rough red cheeks, an ill-conditioned mind, and an injurious tongue.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
3  For these sufficient reasons I resolve to fight the butcher.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
4  I meet the butcher by appointment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
5  I am attended by a select body of our boys; the butcher, by two other butchers, a young publican, and a sweep.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
6  The preliminaries are adjusted, and the butcher and myself stand face to face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
7  In a moment the butcher lights ten thousand candles out of my left eyebrow.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
8  I hardly know which is myself and which the butcher, we are always in such a tangle and tussle, knocking about upon the trodden grass.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
9  Being, by that time, rather tired of this kind of life, and having received new provocation from the butcher, I throw the flower away, go out with the butcher, and gloriously defeat him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
10  I was so softened and forgiving, going through the town, that I had half a mind to nod to my old enemy the butcher, and throw him five shillings to drink.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
11  His deportment would have been fierce in a butcher or a brandy-merchant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
12  Among those who were stirring in the shops, I saw my ancient enemy the butcher, now advanced to top-boots and a baby, and in business for himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
13  "I won't," he finally managed to breathe, never dreaming that she was thinking he looked like a calf waiting for the butcher.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
15  Grant was a butcher who did not care how many men he slaughtered for a victory, but victory he would have.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI