What is another word for Murders?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːdəz] (IPA)

The term murder refers to the unlawful killing of a person by another. There are several synonyms and related words for this word, which include homicide, assassination, killing, slaying, manslaughter, execution, and butchery. Each of these synonyms has its own nuance and meaning, which can be based on the context of the murder. Homicide and assassination generally refer to the intentional killing of a person, while manslaughter may indicate a killing that was unintentional or accidental. Slaying, execution, and butchery all suggest violence and brutality in the killing, with the latter often used for multiple murders or massacres.

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Usage examples for Murders

Three coldblooded, selfish Murders would now be resting on my soul.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
She need not be present at such Murders.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
Considerable consternation was caused in London towards the close of 1811 on account of certain Murders.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews

Famous quotes with Murders

  • Friends, wives and husbands, sons and daughters, dead Of plague, famine, and arrows: and the houses Battered unsafe by cannonades of stone Hurled in by the Assyrians: the town-walls Crumbling out of their masonry into mounds Of foolish earth, so smitten by the rams: The hunger-pangs, the thirst like swallowed lime Forcing them gulp green water maggot-quick That lurks in corners of dried cisterns: yea, Murders done for a drink of blood, and flesh Sodden of infants: and no hope alive Of rescue from this heat of prisoning anguish Until Assyrian swords drown it in death.
    Lascelles Abercrombie
  • Murders are exciting and lift people into a heart-beating awe as religion is supposed to do, after seeing one in the street young couples will go back to bed and make love, people will cross themselves and thank God for the gift of their stuporous lives, old folks will talk to each other over cups of hot water with lemon because Murders are enlivened sermons to be analyzed and considered and relished, they speak to the timid of the dangers of rebellion, Murders are perceived as momentary descents of God and so provide joy and hope and righteous satisfaction to parishioners, who will talk about them for years afterward to anyone who will listen.
    E. L. Doctorow
  • “And then along came Satan’s Eye Itself. Television.” He laughed, as at some fatal irony. “Don’t you hear the evil hum of the word, the knell of Satan? Television! It’s the ruling character of your lives, like the moon must have been for Indians. An oracle, a companion, a signal of the changing seasons. But rather than divine illumination, each night it spews forth Satan’s imagery. Murders, car crashes, mad policemen, perverted strangers! And you lie there decomposing in its flickering, blue-gray light, absorbing His horrid fantasies!”
    Lucius Shepard

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