MASSACRE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MASSACRE
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massacre
 n.  killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  A massacre took place in the chapel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
2  On the whole, let us say it plainly, it was more of a massacre than of a battle at Waterloo.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
3  Its light favored Blucher's ferocious pursuit, betrayed the traces of the fugitives, delivered up that disastrous mass to the eager Prussian cavalry, and aided the massacre.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
4  The nourishment of the people is a good object; to massacre them is a bad means.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
5  The massacre of men who were fellow Christians, and of the same Slavonic race, excited sympathy for the sufferers and indignation against the oppressors.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
6  But when the hunter reached the scene of the ruthless massacre, the ledge was tenanted only by the dead.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
7  As I thought of that, I was almost moved to begin a massacre of the helpless abominations about me, but I contained myself.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
8  Despite all Kutuzov's efforts to avoid that ruinous encounter and to preserve his troops, the massacre of the broken mob of French soldiers by worn-out Russians continued at Krasnoe for three days.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER IV
9  Amid the massacre he escaped to the refuge of Rutulian land and the armed defence of Turnus' friendship.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
10  , massacres were excused as the natural resentment of intelligence against government by ignorance.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
11  Thoughtful Afro-Americans with the strong arm of the government withdrawn and with the hope to stop such wholesale massacres urged the race to sacrifice its political rights for sake of peace.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
12  Just at this time the famous massacres took place in the south of France.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
13  Add, for all must needs be told, the massacres which have too often dishonored the victory of order grown ferocious over liberty gone mad.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
14  I read of men concerned in public affairs, governing or massacring their species.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  At length I saw all our Italian women, and my mother herself, torn, mangled, massacred, by the monsters who disputed over them.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XI
Example Sentence:
1  The press has reported the massacre of thousands of people for their religious beliefs.
2  If we were to crane our necks in the direction of every new massacre or every inexplicable act of human cruelty on the planet we would have lost our heads a long time ago.
3  Waiting for the future of you appear, see the last side of life on pay a massacre.
4  You're a disgrace boy! Sleeping in a cupboard, eating frozen chicken and massacring a sausage roll on bed!
5  Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.
6  Troops indiscriminately massacred the defenceless population.