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Here was a treacherous, sensitive, murderous Italian, offering me hospitality.
My memory of it is of an age-long suffering of fear in the midst of a murderous crew, and of an infinite number of glasses of red wine passing across the bare boards of a wine-drenched table and going down my burning throat.
They delivered him up to justice, and he and all his murderous band were condemned to death for their wicked deeds.
If ever I'm lucky enough to get one of those murderous submarines, I can promise you one thing--there'll be no survivors."
Thereon they rallied and again faced the Achaeans, who gave ground and ceased their murderous onset, for they deemed that some one of the immortals had come down from starry heaven to help the Trojans, so strangely had they rallied.
He it was that drove the nursing women who were in charge of frenzied Bacchus through the land of Nysa, and they flung their thyrsi on the ground as murderous Lycurgus beat them with his oxgoad.
For several minutes he sat rigidly as a statue of marble; his eyes seeming, in the intense vacancy of their gaze, to be turned inward and absorbed in the contemplation of his own miserable, murderous soul.
For the words which I intended the corpse to speak, I confidently depended upon my ventriloquial abilities; for their effect, I counted upon the conscience of the murderous wretch.
"A threatening, murderous, dangerous fellow!" And looking up, he sees the clerk looking down at him and marking him as he passes a lamp.
Thrice again the thing banged before I got the two doors open and found the room full of smoke; but the pistol was smoking in my poor, mad Patrick's hand; and I saw him fire the last murderous volley with my own eyes.
Even the most murderous blunders don't poison life like sins; anyhow, I think you may both be the happier now.
[63] Did changing conditions transform homicidal drunken brawlers into murderous hold-up men in early twentieth-century Chicago?