Examples of savagery in a Sentence
The savagery of the attack was horrifying.
an act of pure savagery
the savageries committed by the soldiers
Recent Examples of savagery from the Web
Ramsay finds a perfect, unexpected shot for every trip down a menacing hallway, every eruption of savagery.
The story of how Sally got there is a remarkable web of mystery, compassion, and animal savagery befitting ISIS's legacy of almost surreal terror.
Discussing first contact with isolated peoples, or the Indian wars (Mr. Roberts researched the Apache for years, even interviewing Geronimo’s granddaughters), the author is sympathetic but not idealistic—there is no noble savagery here.
Her savagery earned her over 58,000 likes and nearly as many new fans.
Mr Hekmatullah had been expelled from the Taliban for excessive savagery.
And yet, the odd sense of self-savagery is sometimes there in her frustration with opponents.
In the late game No. 1 Villanova destroyed No. 1 Kansas, 95-79, and the internet had some fun with that, but nothing could top the savagery shown to Sister Jean and the Ramblers.
Christ is crucified when Christian communities are bombed by terrorists in the Middle East — and faraway people like us turn our backs on the savagery.
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SAVAGERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of savagery for English Language Learners
: a cruel or violent quality : a savage quality
: a cruel or violent act or action
SAVAGERY Defined for Kids
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