noun, plural a·troc·i·ties.
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Many prominent Congolese human-rights activists consider minerals to be at the heart of the perpetration of atrocities.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They appear to see not atrocities but adventure, not gore but glory.
La Barbie videotaped himself in the act of committing atrocities and mailed the evidence to The Dallas Morning News.
Sir, Mr. Davutoğlu, in the meantime, with its inhumane actions, ISIS commits atrocities.Dear Turkish PM: It’s Time to Act to Save Kobani’s Kurds|Bahman Ghobani|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the ensuing nine months, divisions have considerably deepened because of mass atrocities committed by both sides.
They have fought countless bloody wars and have committed countless horrible atrocities in their zeal for Him.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
It may serve as an example of the atrocities that are often committed from false ideas of religion.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Mr. O'Connell spoke against Don Carlos, dwelling at length upon the atrocities which had been committed by his partisans.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Thanks to the communal insurrections, that were provoked by the feudal atrocities, our worst days are over.
Sometimes, if they were not interrupted in committing these atrocities they even killed the chickens.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur