His latest kerfuffle has to do with a letter that he wrote, by hand, to the mother of a slain British soldier.
And, despicably, they used the memory of the four slain Americans as cover for their election-year political strategy.
One of the cornerstone images of the movement purports to be of a Syrian Christian, slain by a crucifix shoved down her throat.
The same spiritual sense prompted the bishop to seek justice for the slain activists.
One temple on the Acropolis bears cuts in its marble where the shields of slain enemies were displayed.
As with the Hunter, so with the Warrior, the fetich is fed on the life-blood of the slain.
The Mantineans suffered severely in their retreat, but of the Argives only a few were slain.
Who could have slain our little sister whom we loved so much?
He was my father, Sire, and I saw him slain—aye, and slew the slayer.
The cry on the plain Round the corse of the slain I list to most pain.
early 13c., from Old English (ge)slegen, past participle of slean (see slay (v.)). The noun meaning "those who have been slain" is attested from mid-14c.
Old English slean "to smite, strike, beat," also "to kill with a weapon, slaughter" (class VI strong verb; past tense sloh, slog, past participle slagen), from Proto-Germanic *slahan, from root *slog- "to hit" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian sla, Danish slaa, Middle Dutch slaen, Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan, German schlagen, Gothic slahan "to strike"). The Germanic words are from PIE root *slak- "to strike" (cf. Middle Irish past participle slactha "struck," slacc "sword").
Modern German cognate schlagen maintains the original sense of "to strike." Meaning "overwhelm with delight" (mid-14c.) preserves one of the wide range of meanings the word once had, including, in Old English, "stamp (coins); forge (weapons); throw, cast; pitch (a tent), to sting (of a snake); to dash, rush, come quickly; play (the harp); gain by conquest."
"instrument on a weaver's loom to beat up the weft," Old English slæ, slea, slahae, from root meaning "strike" (see slay (v.)), so called from "striking" the web together. Hence the surname Slaymaker "maker of slays."
To work very hard at something: slaving away at Thanksgiving dinner