or blood bath
- a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
- Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
- a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.
Origin of bloodbath
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Examples from the Web for bloodbath
When Arab Spring-style protests take shape in the capital's main plaza, Jamal orders up a "bloodbath."Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East
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Attention Democrats: Unless you start getting angry, the midterm elections are going to be a bloodbath.Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress
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Teen crime actually dropped dramatically during the years some social scientists were predicting a “bloodbath of violence.”Breaking: Trend Stories Are Bullsh*t
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Indeed, his exit would be made easier if Alawites felt more assured that a bloodbath did not await them.Face the Assad Reality In Syria
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Who can say where the bloodbath, the spiraling destruction, the grim tornado that strews cadavers in its wake could end?What To Do About Syria’s Crisis?
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Shallow programming dominates as long as the bloodbath proceeds.
Jake rumbled, "There's going to be a bloodbath there before it's over."Black Man's Burden
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But that it will be achieved through progressive taxation rather than through a bloodbath is not a foregone conclusion.
This first European bloodbath provoked all of Albania's neighbours into an uncontrolled binge of invasions.
Gustavus Vasa was a young fellow there, who dexterously escaped this Bloodbath, and afterwards came to something.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)