Whether we like it or not, these atrocities are here to stay.
He shot himself at his desk on the fifth floor of the Corner House, leaving a note warning others of the atrocities to come.
He witnessed first-hand the atrocities of war as a Naval officer and became a vocal proponent for ending the Vietnam War.
1530s, from Middle French atrocité or directly from Latin atrocitatem (nominative atrocitas) "cruelty, fierceness, harshness," noun of quality from atrox "fierce, cruel, frightful," from PIE *atro-ek-, from root *ater- "fire" (see atrium) + *okw- "see" (see eye (n.)); thus "of fiery or threatening appearance." The meaning "an atrocious deed" is from 1793.