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adjective as in fallen

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Now, in Denmark, one of the world’s major fur exporters, over 15 million mink at 1,000 farms are now scheduled for slaughter.

Owners worried about their bottom line at that moment but did not want to slaughter potentially productive animals.

After the industrial slaughter of whales ended in the mid-1900s, scientists estimated that nearly 99 percent of the planet’s blue whales had been completely wiped out.

It’s likely that one day in the future—maybe distant, maybe not so much—we’ll look back in disbelief at the way we used to raise and slaughter entire animals just to get a few cuts of their flesh.

With plant slowdowns came a backlog of pigs, cows and chickens waiting for slaughter.

Many mercenaries slaughtered their way to power, casually betraying even close family to secure their fortunes.

We are just coming off the midterm elections, too, where the Democrats got slaughtered.

Assad, for his part, has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his own people, most likely with little regard for their dignity.

Or the Hutus who slaughtered their way through 800,000 Tutsis over the course of three months?

Last month, dozens were abducted and slaughtered—by the police.

The revenge of the Portuguese was horrible, the Cahetes were hunted, slaughtered, and all but exterminated.

Their version of the position was that “great fighting took place daily and the Nazarenes were being slaughtered in hundreds.”

Unhappily thousands of harmless citizens were slaughtered side by side with the mutineers.

At fifty yards' range, armed only with bows and spears, they were at the mercy of riflemen and could stand only to be slaughtered.

But of course you do, for it seems almost yesterday that the Maine went down with her slaughtered crew.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slaughtered, such as: killed, lost, perished, slain, and casualty.

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