• WordNet 3.6
    • adv barbarously in a barbarous manner "they were barbarously murdered"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Barbarously In a barbarous manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • barbarously In a barbarous manner; as a barbarian Imperfectly; without regard to purity of speech; with admixture of foreign or unclassical words and phrases.
    • barbarously As an uncivilized, illiterate, or uncultured person. Savagely; cruelly; ferociously; inhumanly.
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  • Georges Clemenceau
    “America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
  • Thomas B. Aldrich
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    “Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.”
  • David Hare
    “The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.”
  • Amerigo Vespucci
    Amerigo Vespucci
    “The manner of their living is very barbarous, because they do not eat at fixed times, but as often as they please.”
  • George Santayana
    “Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.”


In literature:

And in the end, half barbarian themselves, they have only barbarians to defend them against barbarism.
"Medieval People" by Eileen Edna Power
It would be just as reasonable, and no more barbarous, to kill domestic cats and eat them.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
In Wolsey's kitchen may be seen the huge gridiron on which our ancestors roasted sheep whole and prepared other barbarous disgusting dishes.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
Here again the quite unique barbarism of Prussia goes deeper than what we call barbarities.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
The growth of a sentiment that despises work is an appeal from civilization to barbarism.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
Its neighbours were comparatively barbarous, except the Japanese, who acquired their civilization by slavish imitation of China.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
Blood has been barbarously shed.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Barbarism will never cure the wrongs of civilization.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
And this retaliation would be deemed an act of wanton savage barbarism demanding the extinction of a tribe.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
I understand not in the barbarous tongue, And all thy talk sounds nonsense to mine ear.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles

In poetry:

A yew hedge of orders,
Gothic and barbarous, pure German.
Dead men cry from it.
I am guilty of nothing.
"Little Fugue" by Sylvia Plath
Upon his canvass pages,
The painter throws his heart:
Yet England's barbarous nobles
Have buried living art.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
Selina marks the barbarous sea,
The leaky nest divide;
And bold her little friends to free,
She plunges in the tide!
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
A mist upon the vassal skies
Gyrant to Betelgeuse—a flare
Upon the midnights round Altair—
A portent to barbaric eyes.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
When slyly touched by his white hand
Of Midas-magic, forests old
Dariuses of pomp then stand
Barbaric-crowned with living gold....
"Frost" by Madison Julius Cawein
Flapping fierce her gory pinions,
Whetting sharp her crimson beak,
Vulture War her barbarous minions,
Calls her ghastly prey to seek.
"Lines Suggested" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

California should end barbaric , costly death penalty.
Just a game or barbaric behavior.
'Sailing the Barbarous Coast' at WPCA.
A surprisingly sophisticated — and entertaining — reboot of the barbaric classic.
Barbarism leads to social degeneration .
The execution was so gruesome that the Vatican condemned it as "barbaric," and the electric chair itself is now under renewed scrutiny.
Electroconvulsive therapy , or ECT, commonly referred to as shock therapy is a procedure that many people think is barbaric and only happens in the back rooms of locked mental wards.
Why is the United States the only Western democracy still using such a barbaric practice.
Mauritania called the killing in Mali of 16 preachers from a moderate Muslim sect a "barbaric massacre" and an "odious crime," in comments that underscore heightened tensions between the two neighboring nations.
Fans hoping to drive to the new Marlins Park, the Miami Herald warned, would face Mad Max traffic barbarity and waits for parking comparable only to Soviet breadlines.
Mauritania called the killing in Mali of 16 preachers from a moderate Muslim sect a "barbaric massacre" and an " odious crime," in comments that underscore heightened tensions between the two neighboring nations.
Ironically, in 1856 the first Republican presidential nominee, John C Fremont, ran against what he called the "twin relics of barbarism, slavery and polygamy".
Nearly every modern democracy -- except one -- has abandoned the barbaric death penalty, a relic from crude medieval times.
Now, a treatment considered barbaric decades ago is making a big comeback.
It is an act of barbarism to even raise the question of whether I. M Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza is worth preserving, let alone to threaten it with destruction, as St Louis-based absentee landlord Fred Kummer has.