We buy meat for ourselves that is humanely raised and butchered (when we can).
And treated with more dignity and kindness than the viable newborns he butchered and discarded.
Only because you were butchered in terrible anger —O you lost God!
But she was still their idol, and Chukkers had butchered her before their eyes.
Men were butchered in the embraces of their wives, children in the arms of their mothers.
In one spot a chalky seam cropping out was soaked with blood from the butchered game.
The island of Kossos was next captured; and its inhabitants were butchered.
The reason is, that he may be surprised by an enemy through his means, and butchered in his sleep.
They were butchered after making a feast for Cornstalk and his warriors.
My mother alone was a Tzigana, and my mother's beauty was part of the spoils of those who butchered your soldiers?
c.1300, from Anglo-French boucher, from Old French bochier "butcher, executioner" (12c., Modern French boucher), probably literally "slaughterer of goats," from bouc "male goat," from Frankish *bukk or some other Germanic source (see buck (n.1)) or Celtic *bukkos "he-goat." Figurative sense of "brutal murderer" is attested from 1520s. Butcher-knife attested from 18c. Related: Butcherly.
1560s, from butcher (n.). Related: Butchered; butchering. Re-nouned 1640s as butcherer.
To do crudely and clumsily what should be done with finesse: I butcher their language/ I try to paint but butcher the canvas (1640s+)