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
But in the post-equality era, the play stands as a compelling portrayal of internecine savagery bred by the stigma of isolation and oppression, by turns bitingly funny and moving.
When the dictators lost their grips, countries across the region imploded, loosing savagery and suffering that still burns on.
In America, dirt racing is very aggressive at the best of times but when the weather goes like that, the aggression turns into nearly savagery.
In essence, the card has become a high-tech proxy for the unresolved conflicts that drove Afghanistan to civil war in the early 1990s, sweeping the extremist Taliban movement to power as the country deteriorated into interethnic savagery and chaos.
And anyway, the drama is in the transfixing way this story is told, as savagery and civilization perform a ruthless tug of war.
Cart driver became the hero and just drove away with Bride to stop the savagery.
But the savagery of the last line—the insistence that the inner self was slop that nobody sensible could possibly want to know about—could not simply be Kael talking about art or Hiroshima or Marguerite Duras.
The year 1947 did mark a tipping point between the savagery of the immediate past and the tentative stirrings of postwar potentialities.
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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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