atrocity

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atrocity

noun abomination, abuse, act of ferocity, atrocious crime, atrocitas, barbarity, deed of savagery, ferocity, flagitious villainy, flagitiousness, flagrancy, gross offense, heinousness, holocaust, infamy, inhumanity, iniquity, malevolence, maltreatment, monstrosity, nefariousness, nefas, res atrox, savagery, truculence, victimization, villainy, wannonly wicked conduct, wickedness
Foreign phrases: Patria potestas in pietate debet, non in atrocitate, consistere.Paternal power should consist of affection not of atrocity.
See also: abuse, cruelty, delinquency, misconduct, misdeed, vice, wrong
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So I sent emissaries to Helium, and to the court of Xodar, Jeddak of the First Born, and to him who now rules those of the thern nation that have renounced their religion; and from each and all I heard the same story of unspeakable cruelties and atrocities perpetrated upon the poor defenseless victims of their religion by the Holy Therns.
However the atrocities of which he had been reading might differ in other respects, there was one terrible point of resemblance, which he had not anticipated, and in which every one of the cases agreed.
And that, since he has been engaged upon these Adventures, he has received, from private quarters far beyond the reach of suspicion or distrust, accounts of atrocities, in the perpetration of which upon neglected or repudiated children, these schools have been the main instruments, very far exceeding any that appear in these pages.
Who would believe in this age that such atrocities could be committed in a Christian civilized country?
The outbreak of the Revolution was hailed by English liberals with enthusiasm as the commencement of an era of social justice; but as it grew in violence and at length declared itself the enemy of all monarchy and of religion, their attitude changed; and in 1793 the execution of the French king and queen and the atrocities of the Reign of Terror united all but the radicals in support of the war against France in which England joined with the other European countries.
Even supposing they were not our brothers nor fellow- Christians, but simply children, women, old people, feeling is aroused and Russians go eagerly to help in stopping these atrocities.
I've been staying abroad and reading the papers, and I must own, up to the time of the Bulgarian atrocities, I couldn't make out why it was all the Russians were all of a sudden so fond of their Slavonic brethren, while I didn't feel the slightest affection for them.
Peace, of pious memory, disarmed suspicion by acquiring a local reputation for playing the fiddle and taming animals, and it's my profound conviction that Jack the Ripper was a really eminent public man, whose speeches were very likely reported alongside his atrocities.
I - I understand," he floundered on, his mind speculating as to what sort of atrocities Verloc could have practised under the sleepy, placid appearances of his married estate.
THE upholders of slavery in America - of the atrocities of which system, I shall not write one word for which I have not had ample proof and warrant - may be divided into three great classes.
TUNIS (TAP) - Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche affirmed, Wednesday, Tunisia's support to the move by France and Mexico to limit the use of the veto power in situations of mass atrocities.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- The foreign ministers of Mexico and France on Wednesday announced that they are tabling a resolution that would voluntarily restrain the use of the veto power in the Security Council hold when the issue involves mass atrocities.