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The virtual killing sprees we saw in countries like Iran and Iraq were shameful.Florida Drags Down U.S. on Amnesty International’s Global Death Penalty Report|Nico Hines|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Informant Kevin Charles Redmond, Washingtonian It was one of the worst killing sprees in Washington history.
Never in those years did I or anyone I knew worry about ordinary people going on killing sprees.School Shootings: My Son Was at the Virginia Tech Massacre|Azar Nafisi|January 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not known for its spending sprees, it issued a “no comment.”Who Won the Bidding Match Over Munch’s ‘The Scream’?|Alexandra Peers|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And his wife—she goes on these shopping sprees—it's like we're ruled by the Mugabes or something.
But Danny was of late becoming foolishly obstinate in his sprees, and less disposed to "git" when a landlord had done with him.Over the Sliprails|Henry Lawson
That gray cold sea's old sprees, begunWhen men lay dark i' the ark, no spark, All water—just God's fun!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
"But if he goes on sprees, he may be on the verge of one that's gathering violence from its postponement," Matt suggested.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
When sailors talked of good times, they were memories of shore jaunts and sprees.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
Orgies of pleasure-seeking, varying from saturnalia to mild sprees, result.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey