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killing

noun annihilation, assassination, bloody murrer, decimation, destruction, elimination, execution, homicide, liquidation, massacre, murder, murderrus assault, slaughter, slaying, violent death
Associated concepts: criminally negligent homicide, intent to kill, justifiable killing, malicious killing, premeditation, self-defense, wrongful death
See also: aberemurder, assassination, capital punishment, deadly, dispatch, fatal, homicide, lethal, manslaughter, murder, pernicious, pestilent
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When they caught up with Rajah Muda Saffir near the beach, they narrated a fearful tale of fifty terrible white men with whom they had battled valiantly, killing many, before they had been compelled to retreat in the face of terrific odds.
And so we talked, while the killing of the wounded went on.
I lived through three days of the Chicago Commune, and the vastness of it and of the slaughter may be imagined when I say that in all that time I saw practically nothing outside the killing of the people of the abyss and the mid-air fighting between sky-scrapers.
It was busy arming itself with the rifles of the slain and killing the wounded.
There was high revel in the lodge room at the Union House that night, not only over the killing of the manager and engineer of the Crow Hill mine, which would bring this organization into line with the other blackmailed and terror-stricken companies of the district, but also over a distant triumph which had been wrought by the hands of the lodge itself.
None of them knew the man; but there is eternal drama in a killing, and they had shown the Scowrers of Gilmerton that the Vermissa men were to be relied upon.
The killing of the elder Jenkins, shortly followed by that of his brother, the mutilation of James Murdoch, the blowing up of the Staphouse family, and the murder of the Stendals all followed hard upon one another in the same terrible winter.
KARACHI -- Although elimination of Malik Ishaq, chief of his own major faction of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in a police encounter in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab on late Tuesday is being seen as a serious blow to sectarian outfits, a recent study shows the group only claimed 14% of the total sectarian killings carried out in the country, and numerous groups responsible for similar attacks are still on the run.
Malik, who is lodged in Islamabad jail said, "As soon as Indian forces kill innocents, we see proIndia politicians and their parties condemning these killings, army says sorry and rulers announce probe but history bears a witness to the fact that no killer has ever been penalized.
The killings had evoked public outcry, forcing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to order a commission to probe the killings.
Women are almost always the victim in these kinds of killings.
These killings are beyond our comprehension," he said registering his serious reservations about instances of law and order particularly killing of innocent people in the city.