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adjective as in slaughtered

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Nantz also noted that a trio of heroic Capitol police officers, and the family of slain officer Brian Sicknick, were guests at the game.

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Three women and two men were slain in separate incidents in Prince George’s County and the District between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

Two people, one a teenager, were slain Tuesday in separate incidents in the District, the police said.

A man was found slain Monday in Prince George’s County after a robbery was reported, police said.

The Babylonians, for instance, believed the heavens and the Earth to be hewn from the carcass of a slain god.

Newspapers around Europe have also done so in solidarity with the slain.

On Monday, de Blasio called for a temporary halt to protests until after the funerals of the two slain officers.

Among those claimed dead is Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, the most senior militant leader slain this year.

The woman and her husband and teenage daughter were all slain.

The same spiritual sense prompted the bishop to seek justice for the slain activists.

Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.

The startled operators at Umballa could obtain no further intelligence and the boy was slain at his post.

Battle of Nisbeth, between the English and Scottish forces, in which 10,000 of the latter were slain.

Had he done so, and at that time attempted to dethrone the king, he would certainly have been overpowered and slain.

He was at length defeated in battle, when 7,000 of his followers were slain and himself captured.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slain, such as: killed, murdered, null, and dead.

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