butchered

All Verb Adjective
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  • In every house entered during the first day, every human being was butchered. Cited from Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-59 by Motley
  • Three hundred who laid down their arms were immediately after the action butchered in cold blood. Cited from Holland, by Thomas Colley Grattan
  • We can't let him be butchered like this in front of us. Cited from A Desert Drama, by A. Conan Doyle
  • They just butchered one of our people there a short while ago. Cited from Lone Star Planet, by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • I can't see him butchered without doing something to prevent it. Cited from The Blood Ship, by Norman Springer
  • I have charge of the estate of the man whom you butchered like a dog. Cited from A Fascinating Traitor,by Col. Richard Henry Savage
  • Do you ask why these mothers and children were thus butchered in cold blood? Cited from Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854), by Various
  • They butchered the greater part of those whom they caught. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament, Clarkson
  • When the nation thought it most needed him, has he been basely butchered! Cited from Abraham Lincoln, by Rev. T. M. Eddy
  • "I heard that about three hundred out of four hundred men were butchered on that occasion." Cited from The Yankee Tea-party, by Henry C. Watson
  • They butchered the greatest part of those whom they caught. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by Thomas Clarkson
  • Think you I could see you butchered before mine eyes after having once surrendered yourself to me? Cited from In Freedom's Cause, G. A. Henty
  • She had seen our child butchered before her eyes. Cited from The False Faces, by Vance, Louis Joseph
  • He had known so many butchered without cause, that he had, indeed, reason to despair. Cited from After London, by Richard Jefferies
  • He evidently expected nothing better than to be butchered without mercy on the spot. Cited from The Duke of Stockbridge, by Edward Bellamy
  • Between four and five thousand were butchered, and forty-three thousand head of cattle were driven off. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March 1844, Vol. 55
  • Men and women alike would be butchered in hand-to-hand fight. Cited from Canada: the Empire of the North, by Agnes C. Laut
  • Two of his children and a negro woman were then taken to the door and butchered. Cited from The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees, by Mary Caroline Crawford
  • The butchered priest fell across the altar and died in front of his family.
  • It seems that no resistance was possible, and they were butchered like sheep. Cited from Salute to Adventurers, by John Buchan
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Root form of butchered is butcher for the verb.

Meaning of butchered

  • verb Kill (animals) usually for food consumption
    They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter