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
He was wonderful, with Laura Linney, as a burdened brother and sister looking after an ailing parent in The Savages (2007).
His father cheered, his mother wept, and the world saw that contrary to popular belief, Palestinians are not savages.
NB: I'm totally guilty of much of what Nolan savages in his short essay.
In his new film, Savages, pot growers who enrage a drug cartel, are the protagonists.
In their oath of vengeance, the Taliban called us “sick-minded American savages.”U.S. Soldier Afghan Rampage Tears at Our National Soul, Says Former Marine|Benjamin Busch|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
I suspect that savages, who have very few words to express their thoughts with, think in pictures, like their own dogs.Madam How and Lady Why|Charles Kingsley
The savages, flushed with success, were skulking every where.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
They were soon on the road, for savages and slaves take but little time to make ready for their journey.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave|Henry M. Stanley
The hunters, having adopted this process from the savages, were like them called buccaneers.