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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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troops in Baghdad, and at other subsequently confirmed killings of journalists by U.
All the killing poems Guilty Creatures considers contain a textual moment that has persistently resisted critical interpretation.
Lemkin's achievement was the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which defined genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group the condition of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
March 5: Suicide bomber blows himself up on bus in Galilee city of Afula, killing one Israeli.
Bacteria are not likely to develop a resistance to this killing mechanism, as they do to other methods (see related story, this page), because no single gene could make the membrane invincible.
Of the remaining 431 officers slain within the killing zone, the circumstances varied.
Killing requires training because within the midbrain, there is a powerful, God-given resistance to killing your own kind.
There's a real enjoyment in hunting which has nothing to do with the killing element,c says D.
The FBI doesn't publish separate statistics on who's killing whom with handguns, but it is assumed that what is true of all murders is true of handgun murders.
Safe-Kill kills within days, and is also effective at killing mice that have grown resistant to the poisons used in conventional rodenticide products.
She said authorities overreacted by killing the animal, saying the tiger could have been safely tranquilized.
At least to the killers, that kind of killing, like impersonal bombings from on high, can easily seem consequence-free.