body count


Definition of body count

1 : a count of the bodies of killed enemy soldiers
2 : the number of persons involved in a particular activity

Examples of body count in a Sentence

The rising body count fueled opposition to the war.
Recent Examples on the Web Keanu Reeves’ beloved assassin is back to add more baddies to his body count in the new teaser for John Wick: Chapter 4, which premiered Friday at Comic-Con after the actor himself made a surprise appearance to unveil the footage. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 23 July 2022 Lead actor Millie Bobby Brown thinks the Duffers probably should have gone even farther in their body count this season. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 5 July 2022 We had been warned: Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 would have a body count. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 5 July 2022 Half of the two-parter's body count is wracked up in episode 8, which brought the anti-Eleven military faction to Dr. Owens' desert bunker. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 July 2022 He was very welcomed that way, but then the typical part of the Russian leader is that, unfortunately, returning to greatness more often than not comes with a body count. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2022 But the move looks very different in hindsight, with full knowledge of the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and of the body count that amassed shortly after. Brendan Borrell, The Atlantic, 19 Jan. 2022 That achievement came at a cost of some 27 million Soviet lives, the highest body count of any belligerent nation. New York Times, 24 May 2022 The photo was digitally manipulated to include names of individuals from the baseless Clinton body count conspiracy theory and other conspiracy theories surrounding Clinton. Ana Faguy, USA TODAY, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of body count

1962, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2022

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“Body count.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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