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The rising body count fueled opposition to the war.
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With a body count that is impossible to calculate, does Kratos even deserve redemption?
An Irish hit man and his protégé (Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell) cool their heels in Belgium after a killing goes slightly awry, although trouble soon finds them, along with a body count of Shakespearean proportions.
That person would also amass a far lower body count.
At least 34 people were killed by gunfire, including 23 police officers, the government alleged, though the numbers were disputed by both indigenous groups and the government, each accusing each other of inflating the body count for their side.
That's something, and these approaches are almost always a better response than armed conflict, which is expensive, removes people from the labor market and racks up body counts.
Included in the body count were the first three chasers ever to die in a storm: Carl Young, Paul Samaras, and Paul’s father, Tim.
The result: While property damage in Washington was worse or nearly as bad as the destruction during previous urban riots in 1960s America, the body count was relatively low, with 13 deaths attributed to the unrest.
Initially, silliness balances sentimentality; later in the season, when the series turns somber to confront its body count, there is nothing maudlin in its picture of self-reckoning.
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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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