sanguinary fights with swarms of savages armed with poisoned arrows, marked the fortunes of the adventurers.
As it chanced, however, neither succumbed in that sanguinary strife.
Alas, fresh disasters will befall Gaul, with the renewal of the sanguinary conflict!
That it may have often given a sanguinary tone to their fancies I have every reason to believe.
In this very sharp and sanguinary cavalry skirmish the Bays lost eighty killed and wounded out of a total force of 270.
Well, you ran against a snag that time, Mr. sanguinary Stingaree!
The sanguinary despotism which they exercised was a thing of which the most tyrannical monarch would never have dreamed.
There was nothing to guide the eye—not a trace of the short, sanguinary struggle.
Such were the Covenanters as they waited in the presence of their foes for a sanguinary struggle.
There were ten sanguinary persecutions, some being atrocious.
"characterized by slaughter," 1620s, possibly from French sanguinaire, or directly from Latin sanguinarius "pertaining to blood," from sanguis (genitive sanguinis) "blood," of unknown origin. Latin distinguished sanguis, the generic word, from cruor "blood from a wound." The latter word is related to Greek kreas "meat," Sanskrit kravis- "raw flesh," Old English hreaw- "raw" (see raw).