But even if he did, that would not necessarily end the slaughter—or human rights abuses.
A few weeks later the monks laid siege to a Muslim-owned abattoir in Colombo to halt the slaughter of cattle.
Never mind the slaughter of innocents—this crew loves each other to pieces, bodies of dead children be damned.
slaughter, in a serious black pantsuit and silver heels, emphasized a mantra.
Another mass crime at the time was the slaughter of half a dozen Red Cross workers in their beds, once again by “unknowns.”
If the injury be extensive, the best thing the farmer can do is to slaughter the animal.
He should never have had to boast of the slaughter of our men.
slaughter further surmised, from personal observations, that the northern tribes would remain loyal to the United States.
That attack had been repulsed with slaughter, and the brigade was concentrated.
It was impossible to guard the prisoners while repelling the attack, and a slaughter of them had begun, when the enemy withdrew.
c.1300, "killing of a cattle or sheep for food, killing of a person," from a Scandinavian *slahtr, akin to Old Norse slatr "a butchering, butcher meat," slatra "to slaughter," slattr "a mowing" from Proto-Germanic *slukhtis, related to Old Norse sla "to strike" (see slay (v.)) + formative suffix (cf. laugh/laughter). Meaning "killing of a large number of persons in battle" is attested from mid-14c. Old English had slieht "stroke, slaughter, murder, death; animals for slaughter;" cf. sliehtswyn "pig for killing."
1530s, "butcher an animal for market," from slaughter (n.). Meaning "slay wantonly, ruthlessly, or in great numbers" is from 1580s. Related: Slaughtered; slaughtering.