How could it not given that that life was lived as a serial witness to every kind of 20th century atrocity?
Fueled by atrocity and a blitzkrieg of gains in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has enjoyed a meteoric climb to notoriety.
My Shanghai Papa had predicted that atrocity was awaiting me and wanted to prepare me for that.
Fujisaki's regret sounded genuine enough, but some men wondered how anyone could apologize for an atrocity.
How will we be able to advocate for human rights or stand for “American values” if we fail to act now against such an atrocity?
The country, a little later England and the entire civilized world, stood aghast at the atrocity of the incident.
It was not content with atrocity, it must needs add cynicism.
Few people go there and its literature, save that which grew out of the atrocity campaign, is meager and unsatisfactory.
He revealed the atrocity of his mistress; and she was sent to prison.
Was not this, then, security enough that they would never again perpetrate a crime of like atrocity?
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.