Examples of body count in a Sentence
The rising body count fueled opposition to the war.
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Vehicles killed an additional bear of each species, bringing the total body count for 2017 to 83.
The gap between the official body count and the reality on the ground may have hampered public-health efforts during the hurricane’s aftermath.
Yet Chicago has embraced a man who was responsible for a higher body count than Speck, ripped off the public more than Rezko, and oppressed communities of color more than Burge, slapping Big Al's fat face on enough sightseer merch to fill Navy Pier.
Without these swooping scavengers, the globe could potentially be looking at a greater incidence of disease or pestilence, and more certainly, a larger body count alongside highways and byways.
The Vietnam War was raging, with body counts keeping the stateside draft in aggressive motion.
Into the conflict comes Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green), a strikebreaker who thinks nothing of raising a body count on behalf of his mysterious benefactors, whose stake in this small-potatoes skirmish is unclear.
From a university in Virginia to a gay dance club in Orlando, the body count has increased, creating an image of an unstoppable national slaughter.
The Las Vegas shooting may have had a double-digit body count, but 15,000 or so people are murdered each year in this country.
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Definition of body count for English Language Learners
: the number of people killed in a war, disaster, etc.
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