Definition of Thuggees

1. Noun. (plural of Thuggee) ¹



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Definition of Thuggees

1. thuggee [n] - See also: thuggee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thuggees

thryes
thryfallow
thryfallowed
thryfallowing
thryfallows
thrymsa
thrymsas
thud
thudded
thudding
thuddingly
thuds
thug
thugged out
thuggee
thuggees (current term)
thuggeries
thuggery
thugging
thuggish
thuggishly
thuggishness
thuggism
thuggisms
thuggo
thuggos
thuggy
thuglike
thugocracies
thugocracy

Literary usage of Thuggees

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1. Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs: And Notices of Some by Edward Thornton (1837)
"I am sorry to say Perry writes me of two or three thuggees having lately occurred in ... Two points had nearly escaped me;—one, That the thuggees in your ..."

2. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1874)
"The English Government has succeeded in greatly diminishing these murders, though the thuggees still exist, and pursue the exercise of their horrible rites. ..."

3. A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical: Of the Various by John Ramsay McCulloch, Frederick Martin (1866)
"... also prevailed greatly in this distr. ; and from 1830 to 1840 the average was about 10 thuggees yearly. The principal towns are Cawnpore, the cap., ..."

4. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1886)
"Anarchists and Communists of the Chicago type had their elder brother in India in the horrible thuggees. Boycotting is carried on more effectively in this ..."

5. St. Mary's Hospital Gazette by St. Mary's Hospital (London, England) (1898)
"... often accept bribes from thuggees of villages not to vaccinate, for the people of some districts of Upper Burma are very adverse to vaccination. ..."

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