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
There, Nisha’s part-Hindu family faces danger and sets off on foot and then by train for the border in a mass migration, today remembered for its enormous scale and sheer savagery.
He is haunted by a lifetime of encounters with savagery, some racist, some more ecumenical.
The whole range of human savagery was unleashed on the Rohingyas.
Other countries’ civil wars have shorn cities of their downtowns with a similarly breathtaking savagery — Beirut in the 1980s; Sarajevo in the ’90s; Mogadishu in the new millennium.
Beneath the volatile skin of the street, new savagery can be felt, like a contagion along the nerves.
And, as all the world knows, Germany murdered 12 million people in death camps and conducted the most barbarous war in history in Russia, against a country and a regime that reciprocated Nazi savagery.
As kitschiness gives way to savagery, the tonal balance finally and fatally succumbs.
The savagery associated with the professional races — think boats sawn in half — led to rules for amateur rowing, written in Philadelphia by the Schuylkill Navy.
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First Known Use of savagery
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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