Also, spill blood. Wound or kill someone, especially violently. For example, It was a bitter fight but fortunately no blood was shed, or A great deal of blood has been spilled in this family feud. Both of these terms allude to causing blood to flow and fall on the ground. The first dates from the 1200s. The variant amplifies the verb spill, which from about 1300 to 1600 by itself meant “slay” or “kill”; it was first recorded about 1125.
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He said he hoped their “shed blood [would] act as a seed of hope in order to build authentic brotherhood among peoples.”Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa's Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wont shed blood; its always found out, and haunts a man besides.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
And I will judge thee as adulteresses, and they that shed blood are judged: and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
Behold the princes of Israel, every one hath employed his arm in thee to shed blood.
They must not, however, in any case shed blood, and dare only make away with their victim by strangling.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Men or tigers, sphex or carabes are under the same necessity: to kill or to die, or to shed blood or eat grass.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont