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  • n. Plural form of fratricide.


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  • [ "Alas! our crimes and our fratricides are a shame to us!

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • "Hey, Jude, take me back to the beginning where the word was flesh, to when the world was new and the garden was not yet filled with serpents and fratricides, priests and thornapples."

    Night Letters to Saint Jude

  • Within a single generation of the Fall, after all, we have the story of Cain and Abel and the first of the fratricides, oppressions, rapes, and moral failures chronicled with such depressing regularity in the Bible.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • Why were at least three other known fratricides reported falsely, and the families deceived, within a two month period of Pat's death?

    Stan Goff: The Fog of Fame: Pat Tillman as Everyone's Political Football

  • On the other hand, many families have now discovered that the military covers up fratricides.

    Stan Goff: The Fog of Fame: Pat Tillman as Everyone's Political Football

  • They want but speech; if they had it, should we dare to kill and eat them; should we dare to commit these fratricides?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The mare paced along with firm and cautious tread through the copse where Winterborne had worked, and into the heavier soil where the oaks grew; past Great Willy, the largest oak in the wood, and thence towards Nellcombe Bottom, intensely dark now with overgrowth, and popularly supposed to be haunted by the spirits of the fratricides exorcised from Hintock House.

    The Woodlanders

  • BROOKS: When we have reports of potential fratricides, we always examine it deeply, and certainly whenever there's a coalition involvement there, where two nations are involved, we try to respect the sensitivities of the countries involved as much as possible.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2003

  • The Nazis had slaughtered 60,000 Greek Jews, or so it said on the radio, and now her own people killed their brothers as if the Nazis had only been a police force whose departure had been eagerly awaited by the fratricides.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Wherefore let every man know who fears God that they are estranged from me, and from Christ my God, whose ambassador I am -- these patricides, fratricides, and ravening wolves, who devour the people of the Lord as if they were bread; as it is said: "The wicked have dissipated thy law," wherein in these latter times Ireland has been well and prosperously planted and instructed.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings


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