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  • adv. In a barbarous manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a barbarous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a barbarous manner; as a barbarian
  • As an uncivilized, illiterate, or uncultured person. Savagely; cruelly; ferociously; inhumanly.

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  • adv. in a barbarous manner


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  • Greek word barbarously corrupted; H+aM+uN+aX+M% was the word he employed to this purpose.


  • Whereupon they prayed that the Romans would have compassion upon the [poor] remains of Judea, and not expose what was left of them to such as barbarously tore them to pieces, and that they would join their country to Syria, and administer the government by their own commanders, whereby it would [soon] be demonstrated that those who are now under the calumny of seditious persons, and lovers of war, know how to bear governors that are set over them, if they be but tolerable ones.

    The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem

  • The Poonga-Poonga volunteers stood with glistening eyes and grinning faces, naked save for their loin-cloths, and barbarously ornamented.

    Chapter 23

  • We of to-day cannot realize the barbarously filthy and slavish lives of those that lived prior to 1925.


  • Elizabeth, — of her tears and endless sorrow, when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her, — tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.

    Chapter 20

  • In 2002, five women are discovered barbarously murdered in Sierra Leone.

    The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters: Book summary

  • "But how could you, Leith," I cried, the picture of the consumptive lad strong before me, "how could you treat him so barbarously?"

    Local Color

  • Nay, there is a signal of our enemies 'destruction visible, and that a very great one also; and this is not a natural one, nor derived from the hand of foreigners neither, but it is this, that they have barbarously murdered our ambassadors, contrary to the common law of mankind; and they have destroyed so many, as if they esteemed them sacrifices for God, in relation to this war.

    Speech by Herod the Great to the Jews

  • Addressing Benedict, the head of Cyprus 'Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said that "Turkey has barbarously invaded and conquered by force of arms 37 percent of our homeland."

    Pope On 3-Day Visit To Cyprus

  • An exception is the Moro Massacre of March 8, 1906, when clean-cut American boys in the Philippines behaved just as barbarously as they would later do at My Lai and Abu Ghraib.

    The Adventures of Samuel Clemens


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