the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action: The daily body count increased as the war went on.
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How to use body count in a sentence
Whatever your needs may be, there’s a controller that can help you settle in and enjoy the fantastical worlds you want to explore — or just up your body count as you move through the levels of your favorite first-person shooter.Best Xbox One controllers: Gamepads for every player | Brittany Vincent | September 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
The other pathogens, completely unchecked by science, hit the soldiers with such rampant rates of spread that even the germs with low fatality percentages racked up impressive total body counts.As U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top the Civil War’s Toll, We're Repeating Disease History | Rachel Lance | August 14, 2021 | Time
The body count rises, and we grow our own sourdough starter.
Though never before as lethal in terms of body count, such police massacres are common in Brazil, and the scripts each side hauls out in the immediate aftermath are always the same.A Deadly Police Raid in Rio Show How Bolsonaro's Policies Are Wreaking Havoc in Brazil | David Miranda | May 8, 2021 | Time
In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014 | Melissa Leon | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1988, the year before Spot News moved to Chicago, the city had what looks like a body count suited for war time.
Except in cases with the highest body count, or the most grotesque cruelty, white victims were the only ones that mattered.
The initial body count was estimated at 28, but subsequent reports raised the estimate to 34.
Rescue squads--the familiar ambulance, fire brigades were attempting a body count in the rubble of O'Leary's.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown