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  • n. Plural form of parricide.


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  • She hatched out her romances with an ease almost equal to my own, always choosing the most dramatic subjects, such as parricides, seductions, murders, and even pocket-picking, always taking care, in passing, to attack the government and to preach the emancipation of female blackbirds.

    Chapter VIII

  • Vous frémirez d'horreur quand vous saurez la situation où vous êtes, quand vous saurez que la force armée est confiée à des mains parricides; quand vous saurez que le chef de la garde nationale a été dénoncé au comité de salut public par le tribunal révolutionnaire comme un complice d'Hébert et un conspirateur infàme.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • I know a man — an excellent fellow, who, being himself a strong politician, constantly expresses a belief that all politicians opposed to him are thieves, child-murderers, parricides, lovers of incest, demons upon the earth.

    A dollop from Trollope | clusterflock

  • [There are in penal servitude twenty-three parricides who have been allowed the benefit of _extenuating circumstances_.]

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The great literary form that made Latin American literature as popular as the mambo has been assassinated by parricides and I missed it.

    Remedios The Beauty Is Alive And Well

  • That which it concerns us to know is, that you were parricides.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • There have always been fewer poisonings than have been spoken of: it is almost with them as with parricides; the accusations have been very common, and the crimes very rare.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Go to, go to: neither God nor they shall prevent us from burning thee alive — the death inflicted on parricides and on philosophers who are not of our opinion. philosopher.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If he saw that he was in a Christian family, he saw, at the same time, that he was in a family rendered distinguished by parricides; if he looked at the court bishops, he perceived that they were at once audacious and intriguing, and that all anathematized each other in turn.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • But this defect opens the way for clemency and compassion, and this compassion is no other than the strictest justice, for it would be horrible to punish a youthful indiscretion as poisoners and parricides are punished.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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