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  • noun Plural form of matricide.

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Examples

  • This is one of the biggest horrors to think that a mother or a father can kill a child, that there are patricides, matricides, infanticides and all of this gets to the guts and the horror of everybody who is watching, who is thinking and who is fearing that such a thing could happen.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2009

  • This is one of the biggest horrors to think that a mother or a father can kill a child, that there are patricides, matricides, infanticides and all of this gets to the guts and the horror of everybody who is watching, who is thinking and who is fearing that such a thing could happen.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2009

  • Argos has decreed that no man give us shelter at his fireside or speak to matricides like us; yea, and this is the fateful day on which Argos will decide our sentence, whether we are both to die by stoning, or to whet the steel and plunge it in our necks.

    Orestes

  • Argos has decreed that no man give us shelter at his fireside or speak to matricides like us; yea, and this is the fateful day on which Argos will decide our sentence, whether we are both to die by stoning, or to whet the steel and plunge it in our necks.

    Orestes

  • But after they have fallen, and have been there for a year, the wave casts them forth, the homicides into Cocytus, but the parricides and matricides into Pyriphlegethon.

    Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates

  • The professions of love and peace held out by the Swiss, he curses to the pit of hell, for they are patricides and matricides.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • While Eugene received the credit for healing the breach between the East and the West, the Greek prelates, upon returning home, were hailed with indignation and branded as robbers and matricides for the concessions which they had made.

    An Introduction to the History of Western Europe

  • It may, indeed, be said to have survived to the present day in the form of the "lingering death" which is occasionally prescribed for parricides and matricides, but that we now know that this hideous fate exists only in words and form.

    Historic China, and other sketches

  • For she hath both filled the sea with blood, and the swords of the judges she often reddens contrary to law, and arms those who on the highway lie in wait day and night, and persuades men to forget nature, and makes parricides and matricides, and introduces all sorts of evils into man's life.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • Those valiant spirits, who had left their country twenty years before to accompany their chief to the Holy Land, now re-entered Scotland, to wound her in her vital part; to wrest from her her liberties; to make her mourn in ashes, that she had been the mother of such matricides.

    The Scottish Chiefs

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