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Definition of Massacre

Massacre

  1. The killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the usages of civilized people; as, the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day.
  2. Murder.
  3. To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings.

Massacre Quotations

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Pythagoras

After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.
Ma Jian

The Chinese people have been forced to forget the Tiananmen massacre. There has been no public debate about the event, no official apology. The media aren't allowed to mention it. Still today people are being persecuted and imprisoned for disseminating information about it.
Ma Jian

The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
Michel de Montaigne

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
Paul Valery
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Massacre Translations

massacre in Dutch is moordpartij, bloedbad
massacre in German is massakrieren, Blutbad, Blutbad
massacre in Latin is occidio, strages, trucido
massacre in Spanish is matanza
massacre in Swedish is massakrera, massaker
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