bloodthirstiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bloodthirstiness a disposition to shed blood
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Unfortunately Gaius grew up and became emperor, incongruously retaining his boyhood diminutive. "Little boots" in Latin is "Caligula." As you may know, he was a bloodthirsty, sadistic fiend.
    • n bloodthirstiness Thirst for blood; a propensity for shedding blood; a desire to slay.
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Usage

In literature:

He's one of the most bloodthirsty Mexicans a man ever met.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
For she had a general belief that all Orientals were bloodthirsty.
"An Old Meerschaum" by David Christie Murray
As I write this, their wild shouts, their bloodthirsty countenances, are vividly brought before me.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
On came the bloodthirsty Indians.
"Steve and the Steam Engine" by Sara Ware Bassett
It is little wonder that the British papers described him as a bloodthirsty desperado.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The muskrat knew that he could never hope to reach his home ahead of the bloodthirsty mink.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
Obviously any subject of a bloodthirsty tyrant ruling without or against law is justified in taking up arms.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
By night there were small vicious mosquitoes, in colour an appropriate black and in habit more bloodthirsty than Uhlans.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The very Papists themselves begin now to abhor your bloodthirstiness, and speak shame of your tyranny.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
Some of those sailors are pretty bloodthirsty, you know.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
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In poetry:

Let me sit down for a minute, sir
There's a milestone in my boot
And list to the tale how my hearthstone was wrecked
By a bloodthirsty, blue-blooded brute
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett
Thy counsel is but on the brink of coming
Somewhat too late, thanks to the patriarch's
Bloodthirsty rage, whose instrument I shudder
To have almost become.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Such was the stuff of the Malakoff-takers,
Such were the soldiers that scaled the Redan;
Truculent housemaids and bloodthirsty Quakers,
Brave not the wrath of the sweet little man!
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Bloodthirsty drama of 'Sons of Anarchy' serves a purpose (commentary).
Vampire wine for the bloodthirsty wino.
Based on a novel by Paulo Lins, it takes place in the 1960s and 70s in a lawless slum of Rio de Janeiro where feral youths eagerly matriculate into bloodthirsty street gangs.
Other than informing the uninformed about bloodthirsty people who break the law with animal torture, reading it has ruined my entire day.
I t doesn't require actual violence for leftists in America to malign the Right as bloodthirsty.
The warm sun on your face, the gentle sound of surf in your ears - and great swarms of overgrown, bloodthirsty greenhead flies sinking their razor-sharp teeth into your tender flesh.
Bloodthirsty 'Arab Spring' more like French Revolution .
During a pagan festival in 155, a bloodthirsty crowd, having just killed a young man named Germanicus, demanded that all "atheists" (meaning Christians) be executed.
Appropriately enough, just getting to this show sucked the life out of me like a bloodthirsty Transylvanian.
Nothing spoils a backyard barbecue like a swarm of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
Vampire wine for the bloodthirsty wino .
In particular, I want to celebrate "Sons of Anarchy ," FX network's bloodthirsty and brilliant drama series about a motorcycle gang.
CHURCHILL, Manitoba—Like many parents this Halloween, Echo Finlay will frighten her kids with tales of scary monsters and bloodthirsty creatures eager to gobble them up.
Bloodthirsty takes on a different meaning.
And the winner for most bloodthirsty schmuck of the year is Christianist lunatic Bryan Fischer, who was first out of his restraints with this commentary on the horrors in Connecticut today.
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