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- n. The act of shedding blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bloodshed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shedding of blood; the crime of shedding blood or taking human life.
- n. The act of shedding one's own blood.
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Jews would have none of this: to them there was only one God and it was inconceivable that he would ever be part of a bloodshedding cult, for they regarded anything connected with blood and the grave as unclean and abhorrent.
JIBRIL RAJOUB, PALESTINIAN PREVENTATIVE SECURITY: I think that there are, indeed, various groups who have only one target, to destroy everything through bloodshedding and killing.
If it were possible to capture it without more than a token bloodshedding, she would do her best to convince her father to do so.
If this be not so, what will become of this man and myself, with all our writings? for I know that we are both sinners; and if God will not save us, or deliver us from destruction, notwithstanding our sins, — that is, pardon them through the bloodshedding of Jesus Christ, wherein we have redemption, even the forgiveness of sins, — it had been better for us that we had never been born.
Accordingly, many of them banded together, and some declared they were being wronged and others made known some other grievances against their masters, thinking they had secured an opportunity for accomplishing without bloodshedding all that they wished.
Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6) An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek during the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus: and Now Presented in English Form
There was also a request "that all bond men may be made free, for God made all free with His precious bloodshedding."
Honestly, I believe if all vile abusive papers on both sides were suppressed, and some of the fire-eating editors who make a living by lying were soundly cowhided or had their ears clipped, it would do more towards establishing peace, than all the bloodshedding either side can afford.
In spite of his arguments that the whole tenor of the work was against bloodshedding and violence, he could not shake the premier's opinion that it was "an improper book."
The bloodshedding of Christ is here connected with justification.
Mediaeval history, whether of the East or the West, is mostly a record of bloodshedding and cruelty; and the Middle Age has been prolonged to our own time in most parts of the Balkans, and is not yet over in some parts.