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A Hottentot would not have been guilty of this sort of barbarism.

They rescued the people from barbarism, and uplifted the standard of the cross.

He had all their virtues, and a considerable share of their barbarism.

In the barbarism of those times dueling was a common practice.

Thank God, my darling, with all our barbarism, we have not come to that in Ireland.'

And were these the traits to send back into hardship and barbarism?

Come, you mustn't leave the West with only its barbarism in your memory.

Clemens was likely to be on the side of the Indians, but hardly in their barbarism.

Sedley will only be too glad to escape; he's not in love with our barbarism.

But this kind of barbarism did not stand in the way of an almost childish gaiety.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "uncivilized or rude nature," from French barbarisme (13c.), from Latin barbarismus, from Greek barbarismos "foreign speech," from barbarizein "to do as a foreigner does" (see barbarian). Only of speech in Greek, Latin, and French; sense extended in English to "uncivilized condition."

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