victim


victim
01. The Red Cross is collecting money to help the [victims] of the earthquake in China.
02. The [victim] sat down and cried after the man hit her.
03. The [victim] was found lying in a pool of blood.
04. Many women who have been sexually assaulted say that they feel additionally [victimized] by the process of reporting the crime, and then testifying as to their experience in court.
05. The [victim] was so scared that she was unable to answer the policeman's questions until hours after the attack.
06. Many old people are afraid of becoming [victims] of crime, but studies show the elderly are actually the least likely members of society to be attacked or robbed.
07. Someone once said that Pontius Pilate was the first great censor, and Jesus Christ the first great [victim] of censorship.
08. There is a Cameroonian proverb which states that it is better to be the [victim] of injustice than to be unjust yourself.
09. There is a Bambara proverb which suggests that the child who loves freedom is the first [victim] of it.
10. The first [victim] of the electric chair took eight minutes to die.
11. The electric eel's shocking power is so great that it can overtake its [victims] while 15 feet away.
12. In 1838, composer Franz Liszt performed several concerts to aid Danube flood [victims] in Hungary.
13. Studies have shown that only about 15 percent of [victims] survive after receiving CPR.
14. The Mongol conqueror Timur the Lame (1336-1405) left a record of his victories by erecting 30-foot-high pyramids made of the severed heads of his [victims].
15. As a joke, Gerry generally referred to his students as his [victims].
16. A traditional cure for certain illnesses in Sudan is to burn the [victim] with hot nails in order to drive out the illness.
17. Social scientists are trying to find out why only some people who suffer abuse grow up to [victimize] others.
18. Recent studies suggest that college-age women have a much greater chance of becoming a [victim] of sexual assault on days when they drink alcohol.

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