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sa vi je ree

  • n  the property of being untamed and ferocious
    a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums
  • n  the trait of extreme cruelty
  • n  a brutal barbarous savage act

  • From the testimony, she emerged as a simple, stoic girl who resigned herself to her early mistreatment, only to become too numbed and weakened by its later savagery to resist.
  • While savagery like El Verdugo's might evoke a Hollywood gangster movie, it has become a grim reality of life in some Mexican border towns.
  • And there is savagery by proxy, the savagery of the South Korean police and (in some sectors) South Korean marines upon whom we rely for contact with the population and for .

  • P Chidambaram in Economic Times
    Something has gone very wrong,Chidambaram told reporters. "They seem to have walked into a trap set by the Naxalites. I am deeply shocked. This shows the savage nature of the CPI-Maoist, the brutality and savagery they are capable of."
  • Paul Muldoon in Leading The Charge
    Repeated savagery of this order underlines and reiterates the need for concerted action by all those who cherish democracy, human rights and the values of civilized society, to eradicate the menace of terrorism of which the LTTE remains the... Mahinda Rajapakse CNN May 16, 2008 86128 115182 savagery He was a quiet man, diligent and decorous, yet one who was unexpectedly equal to the swagger and savagery of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' in a way no one had managed before him," Princeton humanities professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...

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