Why would Obama act now, after two years of letting Bashar al-Assad massacre 10,000 of his people?
With every massacre, every national strike, every corruption scandal, we were found wanting, not least by ourselves.
After the massacre in Newtown, Conn., we were promised a serious, reasoned, and long-overdue debate about gun control.
But the details of this massacre have been especially difficult to absorb.
It would be nice if we could pass laws that would prevent any massacre from happening again.
Did this mean war, or what was more likely a massacre—for the approaching troop numbered two hundred?
One has fallen in that massacre, very dear to thee and me, my daughter.
Against the combined Greeks and Syrians the Jews were powerless, and in the massacre which ensued they lost above 50,000 men.
The Fijian—he who had escaped from the massacre of the Fedora—was the guide.
Their predatory bands were wandering in all directions, and almost every day came fraught with tidings of outrage or massacre.
1580s, from Middle French massacrer "to slaughter" (16c.), from massacre (n.) "wholesale slaughter, carnage" (see massacre (n.)). Related: Massacred; massacring.
1580s, from Middle French massacre "wholesale slaughter, carnage," from Old French macacre, macecle "slaughterhouse, butchery," of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin macellum "provisions store, butcher shop."