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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

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You are right, of course, in saying that it's not new, that it's like what we've read and heard a thousand times already; but what is really original in all this, and is exclusively your own, to my horror, is that you sanction bloodshed /in the name of conscience/, and, excuse my saying so, with such fanaticism.
He said just now (he nodded at Razumihin) that I sanction bloodshed. Society is too well protected by prisons, banishment, criminal investigators, penal servitude.
There would have been scenes of riot and bloodshed there that no pen could describe.
``look forth yet again this is no time to faint at bloodshed.''
God assoilzie him of the sin of bloodshed! it is fearful, yet magnificent, to behold bow the arm and heart of one man can triumph over hundreds.''
Arthur was good for thirty years yet, he being about my own age -- that is to say, forty -- and I believed that in that time I could easily have the active part of the population of that day ready and eager for an event which should be the first of its kind in the history of the world -- a rounded and complete governmental revolution without bloodshed. The re- sult to be a republic.
Many of the features of this remote wilderness are thus named after scenes of violence and bloodshed that occurred to the early pioneers.
The sparks of dissension soon kindled into a blaze; and the colonies, or rather, as they quickly declared themselves, THE STATES, became a scene of strife and bloodshed for years.
By their earnest mediation the quarrel was brought to a close without bloodshed; but the two leaders of the rival camps separated in anger, and all personal intercourse ceased between them.
There was hardly any sort of bloodshed which I would not pardon in those days to the slayers of tyrants; and the swagger form of such as despatched a despot with a fine speech was so much to my liking that I could only grieve that I was born too late to do and to say those things.
To be sure, when they come into the wars, there must be bloodshed: but that they are not to be blamed for.
"We'll do our best to help the conference succeed in launching dialogue and putting an end to the meaningless confrontation and the bloodshed," the Russian President reiterated.