Before the magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 220,000 people, the country was the poorest in the Americas.
He knew what he was coming to do—he even told police that he thought about killing Tammy and then turning the gun on himself.
With both commanders down and the crowd advancing on them, the border police opened fire, killing four Palestinians.
Men with machetes, grenades, and guns slashed throats and burned bodies, killing 166 people and injuring 100 more.
On killing was published in 1995, and the theories it contains have remained relevant if controversial.
For one reason, he was an old man, and the pace set by the lovers was killing.
She loved that child and shielded her from the consequences of killing Lady Rachel.
Margaret, why have you tried to keep it up all these weeks, when it was just killing you?
Virtue consists in killing, plundering, and enslaving outsiders.
Is it true there has been big trouble at Amritsar—burning and killing?
mid-15c., present participle adjective from kill (v.). Meaning "very funny" is from 1844. As a noun, "large profit," 1886, American English slang.
c.1200, "to strike, hit, beat, knock;" c.1300, "to deprive of life," perhaps from an unrecorded variant of Old English cwellan "to kill" (see quell), but the earliest sense suggests otherwise. Sense in to kill time is from 1728. Related: Killed; killing. Kill-devil, colloquial for "rum," especially if new or of bad quality, is from 1630s.
early 13c., "a stroke, a blow," from kill (v.). Meaning "act of killing" is from 1814; that of "a killed animal" is from 1878. Lawn tennis serve sense is from 1903. The kill "the knockout" is boxing jargon, 1950.
"stream," 1630s, American English, from Dutch kil, from Middle Dutch kille "riverbed," especially in place names (e.g. Schuylkill). A common Germanic word, the Old Norse form, kill, meant "bay, gulf" and gave its name to Kiel Fjord on the German Baltic coast and thence to Kiel, the port city founded there in 1240.
[1980s+ Teenagers; the sense ''fascinating, bewitching, irresistible'' is found by 1619, but the current use is an independent phenomenon rather than a survival]