bloody-minded

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bloody-minded marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed "bloody-minded tyrants","bloodthirsty yells","went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson"
    • adj bloody-minded stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bloody-minded Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bloody-minded Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; barbarous; inclined to shed blood.
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Usage

In literature:

Would you butcher me, you of bloody mind?
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
Trust your brother to get away from they bloody-minded Spaniards if they gives him half a chance.
"The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer" by Harry Collingwood
Turning against your own poor father, to set them bloody-minded soldiers on him!
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Prevision of a bloody fray filled the boy's mind, but he could not retreat.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
He said he had been a fortnight making up his mind to this bloody deed.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
But now an unforeseen difficulty came in the way of the bloody-minded Bullers.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
So maybe there was a real "crime wave," making men bloody-minded and homicidal.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Could any one ever have thought she would have been so bloody-minded.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
I do 'ope, sir, as how it won't be long before we settles up with them bloody-minded pirates.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
So long, you bloody-minded hell-drivers.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
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In poetry:

For lo! to hide each bloody spot
A nobler comes behind;
The curbless sway of growing thought,
The dynasty of mind:
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Now say thy prayers, thou sinful man,
And think what thou hast done,
And read thy catechism well,
Thou bloody-minded one;
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Enrag'd from his new steed he vaults,
Quick with his foot to spurn
These bones, that bid his bloody faults
To his base mind return.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
"An Ogre lives here, cruel and bloody minded!
He eats up little boys!
Run, run! I hear him coming from the mountains,
I know him by the noise!"
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Both men and women, of a bloody mind,
A secret ambush for my soul design'd,
And, tho' the same religion they profess,
Yet they rejoic'd to see me in distress:
"A Thanksgiving, For Relief From One's Enemies" by Rees Prichard
Observe, O Lord! his bloody minded hate,
His roar suppress, his daring pride abate,
Fetter his feet, and bruise his baneful head,
Shorter his chain — let not his poison spread.
"A Prayer Against The Temptations, And Assaults Of The Devil" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Her father is Syria's top diplomat, charged with defending Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown on democracy-minded rebels.
Taking its cues from My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain, Ringo Deathstarr doesn't mind a little excessive volume.
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