massacre


massacre
01. Thousands of Tutsis were [massacred] in Rwanda during the ethnic violence there.
02. Our team [massacred] the other team ten to zero.
03. Reports coming out of East Timor tell of [massacres] of villagers.
04. Soldiers [massacred] entire villages on the suspicion that they had been aiding the guerrillas.
05. The local team got totally [massacred] in the tournament.
06. International investigators have been sent into the region to check on the reports of [massacres] of the civilian population.
07. There is an American proverb which states that when the Indian wins, it is called a [massacre].
08. In 1890, the United States cavalry [massacred] over 200 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee.
09. An international tribune has been set up to prosecute those responsible for [massacring] thousands of innocent people during the war.
10. 10,000 French Protestants were [massacred] on the orders of King Charles IX in 1572.
11. In 1220, the Mongols invaded Afghanistan, attacked its cities, and [massacred] its people.
12. A series of [massacres] which occurred between 1894 and 1896 resulted in the deaths of one and a half million Armenians, in the darkest period of that nation's history.
13. During 20 years of wars, [massacres] and conflict, the Gala brewery in the African nation of Chad never closed.
14. Reports of a [massacre] are being heard from the villagers.
15. In January of 1842, at the end of an attempted retreat from Kabul, about 9,000 British troops were [massacred] in the Khyber Pass.
16. In March 1968, a platoon of United States troops [massacred] at least 100 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.
17. Speaking of the development of nuclear weapons, Bertrand Russell once stated, "I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass [massacre] of mankind."

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  • massacre — [ masakr ] n. m. • XVIe; macecre « abattoir » fin XIe; de massacrer I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Action de tuer une grande quantité de gibier. Sonner le massacre, la curée. 2 ♦ (1753) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Massacre — Datos generales Origen Buenos Aires, Argentina …   Wikipedia Español

  • massacre — MASSACRE. s. m. Tuerie, carnage. Il se dit principalement des hommes qu on tuë sans qu ils se défendent. Grand massacre. sanglant massacre. horrible massacre. le massacre des Innocents fait par Herode. le massacre des Vespres Siciliennes. le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • massacre — n Massacre, slaughter, butchery, carnage, pogrom are comparable when they mean a great and often wanton killing of human beings. Massacre implies promiscuous and wholesale slaying, especially of those who are not prepared to defend themselves and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Massacre — Mas sa*cre, n. [F., fr. LL. mazacrium; cf. Prov. G. metzgern, metzgen, to kill cattle, G. metzger a butcher, and LG. matsken to cut, hew, OHG. meizan to cut, Goth. m[ a]itan.] 1. The killing of a considerable number of human beings under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Massacre — Mas sa*cre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Massacred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Massacring}.] [Cf. F. massacrer. See {Massacre}, n.] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • massacré — massacré, ée (ma sa kré, krée) part. passé de massacrer. Les intérêts des Juifs déjà me sont sacrés. •   Parlez : vos ennemis aussitôt massacrés, Victimes de la foi que ma bouche vous jure, De ma fatale erreur répareront l injure, RAC. Esth. III …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • massacre — Massacre, Un grand massacre, c est à dire grand meurtre. En Venerie on dit le massacre du Cerf, quand il est desfait …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • massacre — [n] killing of many annihilation, assassination, bloodbath, bloodshed, butchery, carnage, decimation, extermination, genocide, internecion, murder, slaughter, slaying; concept 252 massacre [v] kill, often in great numbers annihilate, butcher,… …   New thesaurus

  • massacre — m. massacre ; tuerie. voir chaple …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • Massacre — (fr., spr. Massaker), Blutbad, Metzelei; daher Massacriren, ermorden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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