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There were ten sanguinary persecutions, some being atrocious.

On the 22d of August, 1572, commenced this diabolical act of sanguinary brutality.

This sanguinary programme the mutineers discussed day and night.

He was defeated in 1542, in a sanguinary battle, and then accepted terms of peace.

The war which followed was of the most sanguinary character.

It has been cursed with expensive and unstable governments and sanguinary wars.

As it chanced, however, neither succumbed in that sanguinary strife.

That it may have often given a sanguinary tone to their fancies I have every reason to believe.

For some of these same Quakers are the most sanguinary of all sailors and whale-hunters.

Well, you ran against a snag that time, Mr. Sanguinary Stingaree!

WORD ORIGIN

"characterized by slaughter," 1620s, possibly from French sanguinaire, or directly from Latin sanguinarius "pertaining to blood," from sanguis (genitive sanguinis) "blood," of unknown origin. Latin distinguished sanguis, the generic word, from cruor "blood from a wound." The latter word is related to Greek kreas "meat," Sanskrit kravis- "raw flesh," Old English hreaw- "raw" (see raw).

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