She must whitewash these brown men and women, rid them of their savage, slavish ways, and repaint them in her own image.
The savage violence, the large-scale death and maiming of World War II were just beginning to loosen up social mores a la Mad Men.
savage noted that “HIV/AIDS forced us to start talking about what people are doing in bed.”
And at that, music, in my opinion—it sounds clichéd—but it calms the savage beast.
Jericho may be a charming villain, but behind his charisma lies a savage thug.
The hired man ceased his efforts at once, glad to be done with the savage.
There was a savage note in his voice under which the girl visibly winced.
But he was just out of the den after his long winter sleep and savage with hunger.
It was against these savage Turks that the first Crusade was directed.
In most savage religions there is a principal deity to whom the others are subordinate.
mid-13c., "fierce, ferocious;" c.1300, "wild, undomesticated, untamed" (of animals and places), from Old French sauvage, salvage "wild, savage, untamed, strange, pagan," from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus "wild," literally "of the woods," from silva "forest, grove" (see sylvan). Of persons, the meaning "reckless, ungovernable" is attested from c.1400, earlier in sense "indomitable, valiant" (c.1300).
"wild person," c.1400, from savage (adj.).
"to tear with the teeth, maul," 1880, from savage (adj.). Earlier "to act the savage" (1560s). Related: Savaged; savaging.
A young police officer eager to make arrests (1940s+ Police)