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  • noun Plural form of mayhem.

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Examples

  • Islamabad, PAKISTAN: A team of Global Police agency Interpol is in Pakistan these days, to investigate the mayhems behind the Mumbai carnage three weeks back; they are also holding meetings with the Pakistani officials at Islamabad.

    New Delhi has not shared any evidence with Interpol; Interpol chief

  • We ought to ensure that the number one achievement by all of us in this legislature - political stability and peace - is jealously guarded so that it must be impossible to return to the days of the train violence, hostel mayhems, Shell House shootings, armed marches, Boipatong massacres, squatter camp killings, political assassinations, car bomb explosions and militarised right-wing fanaticism.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Referring to the endemic violence in parts of the counrtry, he said: "We have killed and maimed one another so often that many among us are no longer shocked by the frequent mayhems."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The true definition of a mayhem is such a hurt whereby a man is rendered less able in fighting, so that cutting off or disabling a man's hand, striking out his eye, or foretooth, were mayhems at Common Law.

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  • The true definition of a mayhem is such a hurt whereby a man is rendered less able in fighting, so that cutting off or disabling a man's hand, striking out his eye, or foretooth, were mayhems at Common Law.

    Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed

  • The Republicans have been the devil's advocate for the financial sector believing that reforms will hamper bank profits, whilst the Obama Administration are stern on the fact that banks have abused consumer trust and have too often been at the forefront of economic mayhems.

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  • In all three attacks, which were very symbolic depicting'Taliban-Military feud 'in Pakistan, these terrorists never showed the intention to create a nuclear disaster instead they claim responsibility of the mayhems and threaten for more such type of attacks against the military/police in future to avenge anti-terror operations.

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  • What all this has to do with the brouhaha between Crystallex and the Environment Ministry is beyond me at this point in time, apart from the fact that the government administration -- as we have previously stated -- is populated by a farmyard full of headless chickens who don; t know what the hell they; re doing or how to do it, all the while running into hangman's nooses of their own making while trying to survive the mayhems through to a probable political defeat in nOvember's local and regional elections.

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