Hamas spokesmen stand by the hospital gates and denounce the attack on Al Shejaiya as a massacre and vow to fight on.
With every massacre, every national strike, every corruption scandal, we were found wanting, not least by ourselves.
But the details of this massacre have been especially difficult to absorb.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department worried that a “massacre” might be at hand.
They had feared ISIS fighters and their Sunni allies would unleash a massacre of the predominantly Shiite townsfolk.
Did this mean war, or what was more likely a massacre—for the approaching troop numbered two hundred?
At last the door was forced in and the massacre was completed.
Against the combined Greeks and Syrians the Jews were powerless, and in the massacre which ensued they lost above 50,000 men.
It would take only an untoward word, a false movement, to start a massacre.
Their predatory bands were wandering in all directions, and almost every day came fraught with tidings of outrage or massacre.
1580s, from Middle French massacrer "to slaughter" (16c.), from massacre (n.) "wholesale slaughter, carnage" (see massacre (n.)). Related: Massacred; massacring.
1580s, from Middle French massacre "wholesale slaughter, carnage," from Old French macacre, macecle "slaughterhouse, butchery," of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin macellum "provisions store, butcher shop."