Examples from the Web for bloodshed
Since then, according to the United Nations, around 300 people have been killed in the bloodshed.
The site posted a “sex tape” starring Alyssa Milano that was actually all about the bloodshed in Syria.How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections|Asawin Suebsaeng|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All that contributed to the chaos and bloodshed on Omaha Beach.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion|Marc Wortman|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Needless to say, the nudity and bloodshed led to the ad being banned.
The bloodshed heightened the possibility of direct Russian military action to “protect” its partisans.
If there is neither danger nor bloodshed, the charm is gone.Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
I may observe in passing that Pope always showed the true poet's tenderness for the lower animals, and disgust at bloodshed.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
There would have been further riot and bloodshed on this consecrated ground had our conductor proposed to attempt it then.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
Or had her heart come to incline toward him despite the supposed gulf of bloodshed that parted them?A Gentleman Player|Robert Neilson Stephens
In the struggle several servants were slain, and the king adopted stringent measures to prevent future bloodshed.Bygone Punishments|William Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for bloodshed
Word Origin and History for bloodshed
also blood-shed, c.1500, "the shedding of (one's) blood," from verbal phrase (attested in late Old English), from blood (n.) + shed (v.). The sense of "slaughter" is much older (early 13c., implied in bloodshedding).