Definition of Butchered

1. Verb. (past of butcher) ¹

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Definition of Butchered

1. butcher [v] - See also: butcher

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butchered

butcher's apron
butcher's broom
butcher's hook
butcher's hooks
butcher's knife
butcher bird
butcher block
butcher board
butcher knife
butcher paper
butcher shop
butchered (current term)
butchers' knife
butchers' paper

Literary usage of Butchered

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
"butchered to make a Roman holyday sounds well for the first seventeen or eighteen hundred thousand times one sees it in print, but after that it begins to ..."

2. The history of the French revolution, tr. with notes by F. Shoberl by Thomas Carlyle, Marie Joseph L. Adolphe Thiers (1838)
"They were butchered without mercy. The palace was set on fire; the servants who filled it were pursued; some escaped, others were sacrificed.f Among the ..."

3. The Diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, N.H. by Matthew Patten (1903)
"... came after Breakfast and Reaped we all Reaped 12 Stooks and 9 shaves and David butchered james black lamb 11th Daniell Hickey Reaped the forenoon and ..."

4. The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces by John Marshall (1804)
"Kingston besieged by the Indians; surrenders, and the garrison and inhabitants butchered.... Wilkes- barre also surrenders, and meets the same fate. ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"A respectable tradesman had just been murdered on the high road, and a well-to-do farmer was butchered, because he had taken two acres of land, ..."

6. The Bookman (1903)
"He was at Port Arthur when the Japanese troops took the place and butchered the inhabitants. He was in Cuba when the struggle for independence was drawing ..."

7. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"He slays butchered g^^ thus refusing in truth to give quarter; he of ha\™g men although they reverse, or even throw down their ..."

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