They have been slaughtered in their schools and gassed in their cradles by the Assad regime.
We are just coming off the midterm elections, too, where the Democrats got slaughtered.
A war in which Syrians have been slaughtered daily for years and the last images of Americans ended with their beheading.
The group has attacked school after school, and while girls often have been abducted, the boys have been slaughtered.
One day in Pennsylvania, he slaughtered 70 pheasant in a fine display of feathery carnage.
Nearly all the enemy were slaughtered or drowned in the river Lech.
All the animals are slaughtered nominally as an offering to it.
Later they would be slaughtered and their carcasses exposed for sale in the market-place.
Still, in the course of a few weeks, a hundred and twenty were slaughtered.
And now I am hearing of one million Armenians slaughtered in cold blood.
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.