shed blood


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shed blood lose blood from one's body
    • v shed blood kill violently "They will never stop shedding the blood of their enemies"
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.”
  • David Lloyd George
    “Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Nothing will bring American sympathy along with us so much as American blood shed in the field.”


In literature:

He had provoked the storm; and if blood was to be shed, his blood ought at least to be the first.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
This is an outrage you are committing, and if blood is shed the fault will be yours.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
He cares not for human suffering and shed blood, if riches can be increased.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
To resist some dozens of savages single-handed Stephen knew would be useless, and to shed blood unnecessarily was against his principles.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Can it ever afterward repent you that you drew back from the shedding of blood?
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Similarly, the Rakat-bund or 'Drop of blood Deswars' may be so called because they shed human blood.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Our warriors had been graced with titles of nobility, bought with the blood which they had shed in the defence of the country.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
A riot followed, and some blood was shed.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
It must not be an idle recitation which sheds no blood.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Have you a living faith in the atoning blood of Jesus shed for you?
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
And I who have shed blood cannot shed tears!
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Unwilling to shed blood, he and his companions retired to their boat.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
If need be, fear not in such quarrel to do your best; yea, to the shedding of blood!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
There must be more executions; more torrents of tainted blood must be shed.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
Will you hasten the time when we shall begin to shed each other's blood?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Happily no French blood was shed.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Before sunset the men at the fort heard the exultant scalp yell of the Indians, and knew that the first blood of the war had been shed.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
His piety went so far that he even forbore to shed the blood of criminals or of the enemies of his country.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is said that with reluctance and anguish he entered upon the war, and that he shed tears when the first English blood was shed.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
But Bova did not wish to shed blood needlessly, and ordered all his warriors not to stir from the spot.
"The Russian Garland" by Various

In poetry:

He shed his precious blood
To make us his alone;
If washed in that atoning flood
We are no more our own.
"The Milch Kine Drawing The Ark : Faith's Surrender Of All" by John Newton
And though no longer there
They shed the victim's blood,
Yet still I ask you to declare
The city where it stood.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Your children's blood you would not shed;
Yet, cruel mother, on your head
The blood of souls uncared-for lies—
That blood to heaven for ever cries.
"Woman" by Janet Hamilton
By the dear blood of Hampden shed,
In freedom's noble strife,
By gallant Sydney's gory head,
By all that's dear to life,
They shall not supplicate in vain!
No longer will we bear the chain!
"The Lancashire Hymn." by Samuel Bamford
O Music mourn the dead
Whose loyal blood was shed,
And sound the taps for every hero slain; Then lead into the song
That made their spirit strong,
And tell the world they did not die in vain.
"War-Music" by Henry Van Dyke
But, oh, God be thanked! the greatest danger was past,
But when Jenny saw Jack Allingford, she stood aghast,
Because the blood was issuing from his nest and ears,
And as Jenny viewed his wounds she shed many tears.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Media / News At any rate , plenty of blood was shed.
As Karl Mecklenberg told me, a lot of blood is shed in an NFL game.
Blood is traditionally not shed in Shakespeare's tragedy " Julius Caesar " until the conspirators collectively stab Caesar in the Senate.
Shingle partners with Enderby, Tony-Seven in deal commencing with 'Blood Shed'.
Campbell told Arafat He Was the "First American to have shed blood in your country".
Texas dad calls 911 Wednesday to says he shed 'innocent blood'.
'I shed some innocent blood,' man says after carving pentagram on son's back .
'I shed some innocent blood,' man says after carving pentagram on son's back.
'I shed some innocent blood ,' man says after carving pentagram on son's back.
Blood Is Shed as Egyptian President's Backers and Rivals Battle in Cairo.
Blood is traditionally not shed in Shakespeare's tragedy "Julius Caesar " until the conspirators collectively stab Caesar in the Senate.
Blood Is Shed as Egyptian President's Backers and Rivals Battle in Cairo .
Brent Troy Bartel, 39, called 911 to report the incident and matter-of-factly told the dispatcher that he'd "shed some innocent blood".
The first victim was found in the gutter of a quiet residential street, just as the killer was shedding blood again on the campus of a nearby community college.
Derek Fisher shed a little blood in his first practice as a Dallas Maverick.