blood-thirsty

See: cruel
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To rend your little soul would be the act of a blood-thirsty tiger, whereas I have the heart of a sheep.
Let the bold and insolent Goliath from the borders of France encompass the realms of Russia with death-bearing terrors; humble Faith, the sling of the Russian David, shall suddenly smite his head in his blood-thirsty pride.
In any case civilisation has made mankind if not more blood-thirsty, at least more vilely, more loathsomely bloodthirsty.
For a moment my gaze traversed the landscape beneath until it was caught and held by four figures near the base of the cliff--a human figure held at bay by three hyaenodons, those ferocious and blood-thirsty wild dogs of the Eocene.
Night set in, they quickened their pace, and the fears of the two prisoners grew greater, especially as they heard themselves assailed with- "Get on, ye Troglodytes;" "Silence, ye barbarians;" "March, ye cannibals;" "No murmuring, ye Scythians;" "Don't open your eyes, ye murderous Polyphemes, ye blood-thirsty lions," and suchlike names with which their captors harassed the ears of the wretched master and man.
These vampire bats fly from place to place in great swarms, and they are so large and blood-thirsty that a few of them can kill a horse or an ox in a short time by sucking its blood.
Yet perhaps if I had found you humble and penitent, I might have prevented Benedetto from killing you; but I found you proud and blood-thirsty, and I left you in the hands of God.
So pure and upright were they in all the relations of life, that entering their valley, as I did, under the most erroneous impressions of their character, I was soon led to exclaim in amazement: 'Are these the ferocious savages, the blood-thirsty cannibals of whom I have heard such frightful tales
They have decided at last that we are a battalion of incendiary, blood-thirsty Garibaldians in disguise
Into their ranks, upon their backs, sinking strong fangs into the muscles of their necks sprang the baboons and first among them, most ferocious, most blood-thirsty, most terrible was Korak, The Killer.
he kept muttering; "the infernal, foreign, blood-thirsty rascal
A more terrifying aggregation of fierce and blood-thirsty monsters it would be difficult to imagine.