killing field


Definition of killing field

: a scene of mass killing (as from a battle or massacre)

Examples of killing field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But one major blunder that turned the shoreline into a killing field was shockingly basic. Catherine Musemeche, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2022 So when the horrors of Russia's invasion of Ukraine play out in full view, when a Kyiv suburb is turned into a killing field, when a missile strikes a train terminal packed with people trying to flee the war, there's a powerful impulse for justice. Richard Galant, CNN, 10 Apr. 2022 Once popular with tech workers and young families, Bucha became a killing field as Russia sought to seize the capital. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 June 2022 His neighbor was the first to identify him, recognizing the unshaven face of a man who had watched his beloved street become a killing field. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 His neighbor was the first to identify him, recognizing the unshaven face of a man who had watched his beloved street become a killing field. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 Sunday worship at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is turned into a a killing field with 26 lives lost. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2022 Nine years later, even those who have never set foot near Newtown, Connecticut, can conjure the scene painted by police of a first-grade classroom turned into a killing field. Cnn Staff, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 My mother and father were fortunate to have survived the killing fields of Cambodia and to have emigrated to America. James Kuo, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of killing field

1980, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2022

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“Killing field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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