(label) Attended with bloodshed.
* 1625 , , "Unity in Religion"
* 1887 , :
- We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.
(label) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
- " every one of which took its rise from some noble family that succeeded in grasping the purple after a sanguinary struggle."
* 1877 , Samuel Green, The Life of Mahomet: Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens with Notices of the History of Islamism and of Arabia ,
- Passion makes us brutal and sanguinary .
(label) Consisting of, covered with, or similar in appearance to blood.
* 1913 , :
- "The defence set up for Mahomet is equally availing for every sanguinary and revengeful tyrant; "
- Here is the premeditation, the thrill, the strain of accumulating victory or disaster—and no smashed nor sanguinary bodies , that we who are old enough to remember a real modern war know to be the reality of belligerence.
* Not to be confused with (sanguine). (term) means “optimistic”, while (term) means “bloodthirsty, gory”.
* (attended with bloodshed) bloody, gory
* (eager to shed blood) bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, butcherous, slaughterous
* bloody, gory
A bloodthirsty person.
The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria .
(uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
(countable) A person who kills another.
(countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
* 1996 , A J Holt, Watch Me [http://print.google.com/print?id=AeiWDMxtf70C&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146&sig=58bpIF6WRwzfzHU-U8U9ZrEbME0]:
- “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
* 2003 , Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People (ISBN 1930859449), page 58:
- “As hard as anyone else,” said Goddard. There was an irritated note in his voice. “She was a homicide'. She got what every ' homicide investigation gets.”
* 2004 , Jon Talton, Dry Heat (ISBN 0312333854), page 40:
- We don't even know the woman was a homicide . Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped?
- The medical examiner was behind on autopsies and cranky, so we didn't even know if the old guy in the pool was a homicide .
* (unlawful killing of a person by another) assassination, killing, first-degree murder (US; intentional''), manslaughter (''unintentional''), murder (''intentional''), second-degree murder (''US; unintentional )
* (person who unlawfully kills another person) assassin, killer, man-slayer, murderer
* (victim of homicide) murder victim
* culpable homicide
* unlawful death