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When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.

The bullets of Allister and Clune might have gone home— they were intended to kill, not to wound.

There would remain two more, and one of them was certain to kill him.

What sheep he did not kill for the use of his men, he ordered to be bayoneted.

In the second place, he who would live must not kill anyone else.

Do you make up your mind beforehand that if the animal should kill you, it is all right?

But if she were to die, or lose her complexion, I should kill myself!

Then, he smote his thigh with a blow strong enough to kill an ox.

So he took a bough of fir, thick-set with little twigs, and tied the kill on that.

This commandment forbids us to kill or injure other persons or ourselves.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to strike, hit, beat, knock;" c.1300, "to deprive of life," perhaps from an unrecorded variant of Old English cwellan "to kill" (see quell), but the earliest sense suggests otherwise. Sense in to kill time is from 1728. Related: Killed; killing. Kill-devil, colloquial for "rum," especially if new or of bad quality, is from 1630s.

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