noun, plural a·troc·i·ties.
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Perhaps time has dulled us to the atrocities committed by these 17th and 18th century outlaws.The Buccaneers embody Tampa’s love of pirates. Is that a problem?|Jamie Goodall|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
It’s rare to see television capture the many smaller moral failures nested within the atrocity of slavery, the way it forced the enslaved to make desperate choices and made monsters of its beneficiaries.The Long Song Is a Brilliant Tale of Slavery’s End in Jamaica, Frustratingly Told|Judy Berman|January 29, 2021|Time
Decades later, the United Nations international tribunals that investigated atrocities committed in Rwanda and Yugoslavia in the 1990s brought, in each instance, only one woman to justice.
This matters, because if women are treated as less capable in one regard – even one that involves horrible atrocities – it can extend to other realms, too.
Some 670,000 people from Cameroon, which has a population nearly as large as Texas, have been displaced by the atrocities, and an estimated 60,000 have sought refuge next door in Nigeria.
In this other video, 29-year-old Crawford is not committing an atrocity such as might be expected of ISIS.
Fueled by atrocity and a blitzkrieg of gains in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has enjoyed a meteoric climb to notoriety.
It is this mindless atrocity, driven by both avarice and animosity, that is at play in the film.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But thankfully, spurred in large part by social media, the world is finally addressing this atrocity.
Suffice it to say, eight years after the Halimi atrocity, the case still inflames opinion.A Horror Story of True-Life Anti-Semitism in France|Tracy McNicoll|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The atrocity stories were all that Aunt Harriet knew of the war, and all she could think of now.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Time had marvelously softened the atrocity of the act, and heightened its picturesque character.Humanly Speaking|Samuel McChord Crothers
Beyond this, the story perhaps has little value, except as an offset to the usual anecdotes of Hessian atrocity.Tales of the Argonauts|Bret Harte
But the barbarities of a licentious army were exceeded in atrocity by the cooler deliberations of the Norman parliament.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
I wondered the people could suffer this last atrocity; I thought they must scream and rush to save the wretched man.The Making of a Saint|William Somerset Maugham