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massa
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massacre
MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS
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MASSAH AND MERIBAH
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Massacred definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Massacre Mas"sa*cre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Massacred; p. pr. & vb. n. Massacring.] [Cf. F. massacrer. See Massacre, n.] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings. If James should be pleased to massacre them all, as Maximian had massacred the Theban legion. --Macaulay.




 


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