the wounded


: people who have been wounded
They carried the wounded off the battlefield.

Examples of the wounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two hours of police dispatches describe when the shootout in east Charlotte started, how officers responded, their frantic calls to close miles of roads to rush the wounded to local hospitals and a surprise about who was in the house. Gavin Off, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 An emergency room doctor, a pediatric anesthesiologist, some nurses and others were tending to the wounded. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 Many left on foot, dragging children and pushing the wounded in wheelchairs on roads strewn with garbage and overflowing with sewage. Vincent Ni, NPR, 11 May 2024 When a van arrived to pick up the wounded, it was also shot at. Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 26 Mar. 2024 An off-duty police officer was among the wounded, police said. 11:16 Gun violence: An American epidemic? Jessica Gorman, ABC News, 24 Mar. 2024 But images of the victims remain seared in his memory, in particular that of the husband, his back burned from the fire, standing over his dead wife outside the building as medics attended to the wounded. Alina Lobzina, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2024 Doctors at hospitals in Gaza and a U.N. team that visited a hospital said large numbers of the wounded had been shot. Wafaa Shurafa and Samy Magdy The Associated Press,, 3 Mar. 2024 Rates of diarrheal and skin infections have soared since October and the provision of healthcare for conditions like cancer has all but stopped amid shortages of supplies and pressure to treat the wounded. Robert Hart, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024

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“The wounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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