Over the long sweep of human history, savage wars did bring peace.
She must whitewash these brown men and women, rid them of their savage, slavish ways, and repaint them in her own image.
Did his sudden, violent death erase him as a man and sanctify him in one savage blow?
The savage violence, the large-scale death and maiming of World War II were just beginning to loosen up social mores a la Mad Men.
But savage walked right into it by saying exactly what they wanted a gay man to say.
The hired man ceased his efforts at once, glad to be done with the savage.
They are powerful, savage animals, having a good deal of the wolf about them.
But he was just out of the den after his long winter sleep and savage with hunger.
Every stock with which his name was linked was the target of the most savage attacks.
In most savage religions there is a principal deity to whom the others are subordinate.
mid-13c., "fierce, ferocious;" c.1300, "wild, undomesticated, untamed" (of animals and places), from Old French sauvage, salvage "wild, savage, untamed, strange, pagan," from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus "wild," literally "of the woods," from silva "forest, grove" (see sylvan). Of persons, the meaning "reckless, ungovernable" is attested from c.1400, earlier in sense "indomitable, valiant" (c.1300).
"wild person," c.1400, from savage (adj.).
"to tear with the teeth, maul," 1880, from savage (adj.). Earlier "to act the savage" (1560s). Related: Savaged; savaging.
A young police officer eager to make arrests (1940s+ Police)