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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GORY

He hated it for what he knew it was behind the gory mask, and for what it had done to his eyes.

Swiftly, in order, and without much cruelty the gory work was done.

Mrs. Gory was tremendously proud of him, and not as worried as she should have been.

Gory and grewsome,—he is the mainstay Of the historic novel of to-day.

If this gory insect does not live by blood alone, how is it nourished?

It seemed as if, in the ferocity of his soul, he could have drank the gory flood!

But how about the gory dagger you said you found in the empty house?

The rest are stories of the Italian Renaissance, grimy and gory as usual.

Shake not your gory locks at me or at my fellow-citizens in the East.

None of us aboard ever fired a shot from the gory weapon till this day.

WORD ORIGIN

"blood-soaked," late 15c., from gore (n.) + -y (2).

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