verb (used with object), sav·aged, sav·ag·ing.
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Origin of savage
SYNONYMS FOR savage
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historical usage of savage
The (now offensive) noun sense “a person or a people living in a wild, uncivilized state” dates from the second half of the 16th century. The senses “cruel, brutal person” and “rude, uncouth person” both date from the early 17th century.
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Example sentences from the Web for savage
Bolstered by the momentum of Savage, Masters continued to accumulate up-and-coming conservative talent.
After two years, the dispute ended with an arbitration ruling in favor of Savage.
In a 2009 profile of the right-wing firebrand, The New Yorker called Savage “a heretic among heretics.”
Savage noted that “HIV/AIDS forced us to start talking about what people are doing in bed.”
The beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff is the latest, savage step on that climb.
One of them was half naked and savage, with the light of madness in his eyes.The Fifth-Dimension Tube|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We seek for the origin of the savage factor of myth in one aspect of the intellectual condition of savages.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
In this manner did he indulge in the wild and uncouth glee of a savage as ferocious as he was powerful.The Dead Boxer|William Carleton
They were willing to accept a religion which did 219 not interfere with savage customs, which had become a part of their lives.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
The frontier was closely guarded against the savage tribes who seemed to be occupying the waste lands of northern Europe.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon