Examples of blood money in a Sentence
the blood money earned by people who profited from the tragedy
They accepted blood money in exchange for the murderer's execution.
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When innocent tribesmen were accidentally killed in operations designed to target the Yemeni military, AQAP published apologies and negotiated to pay blood money.
Now go after the NRA and the politicians that take the blood money.
Since 1990, Rob Portman has taken $3 million in blood money from the NRA.
The theater kids of Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn’t lace their appeals for gun reform with pieties about the Second Amendment, but with diatribes against the NRA’s blood money.
And the op-ed pages have been suffused with claims that the NRA has bought Republicans with blood money, stifling the popular will and thwarting democracy in the process.
An important subtext is the question of blood money that someone convicted of murder or manslaughter must pay to the victim's family, but this will go over the heads of international audiences.
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BLOOD MONEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blood money for English Language Learners
: money gotten by killing someone or because someone has died
: money paid to the family of a person who has been killed
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