Sanguinary is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand sanguinary (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use sanguinary in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of sanguinary, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of sanguinary, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
EXAMPLES - Sanguinary in a Sentence
- They wanted their little (and sanguinary and useless) war. (source)
- April morning to recall the sanguinary history of the Glen. (source)
- One of the most sanguinary contests of the day now took place. (source)
- "Quite a sanguinary turn, I should say," Uncle Robert remarked. (source)
- 'Fifty,' was the sanguinary reply, grunted out, yet sharply cut. (source)
- But politics is the art of turning the sanguinary into the sanguine. (source)
- Mr. Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of (source)
- It was the very bench Tom Henan had sat upon that last sanguinary day of life. (source)
- Some Halloween party advisers can't help but suggest the sanguinary Bloody Mary. (source)
- This is not, paradoxically, a bleeding heart book, except in the most sanguinary sense. (source)
- At last the gods drape a mantle of peace upon the sanguinary field, strewn with eyeballs. (source)
- Flourishing it in a sanguinary manner and scowling fearsomely, I charged upon the invaders. (source)
- Dada's longest (seven minutes) track, "Fresh Blood," finds Cooper procuring a "sanguinary feast" for his pet vampire. (source)
- Now "sportsmen" can return to the sanguinary pleasure of seeing lupine fur and entrails splatter across the landscape. (source)
- Vampires are famous not only for coffin cribs and an affinity for sanguinary necks, but also for their hard-earned immortality. (source)
- But she and her guardian are creating a stir by leaving a trail of dead bodies, drained of blood to feed her sanguinary appetite. (source)
- But the army, the marines, and the police have struck terrible blows to the leaders of the sanguinary cartels that operate in the country. (source)
- It has involved repeatedly getting past a front line manned by sanguinary pro-Russian militias into a mafiotic enclave immersed in despair. (source)
- An outcast himself from the pack of the part-grown dogs, his sanguinary methods and remarkable efficiency made the pack pay for its persecution of him. (source)
- U.S. troops first entered southeastern Luzon in force in January 1900 and quickly brushed aside the provincial defense forces in a few sanguinary battles. (source)
- This classic moral tale recounts the sad, the sorry, and sanguinary end that Teresa and all who transgress meets when she fails in her Christian duty to bless the poor. (source)
- The King-Maker, less sanguinary than the King, shed no blood except that of the Earl of Worcester, who had been so cruel to the people as to have gained the title of the Butcher. (source)
- Though Christianity was imposed on the natives and emanated from an utterly unfamiliar mental world, they never sought to return to the sanguinary rites of their aboriginal faith. (source)
- Louis, despite a most sanguinary array of butcher-knives and a big poker, pins his cook's faith on hot water and sees to it that two kettles are always piping on top the cabin stove. (source)
- At the discussion, speakers urged to make our progeny aware of the sanguinary past of our mother tongue and to introduce Bangla to our children at mass level as a medium of communication. (source)
- He tried a broad spectrum of sanguinary possibilities: from a dainty dribble to over-the-top, with blood splattering from plate to tablecloth in symbolic condemnation of Nixon's Vietnam excesses. (source)
- In fact, we were violating the U.N. and international law in what was eventually shown even to the eedjits in the U.S. to be a pointless, unwarranted, and sanguinary invasion of a sovereign nation. (source)
- A little later, when the sun was quite down, in the background of the curdled clouds smouldered a wine-red mass of colour, that faded to bronze and tinged all the fading greens with its sanguinary hue. (source)
- The recoil of the butt into the pit of the man's stomach had not been the most sanguinary result, for the charge of shot, at a distance of a yard, had blown the head of one of the debaters into nothingness. (source)
- A fatal inefficiency, coupled with possession of the most marvelous devices for taking life, prevents them from succeeding more than very rarely in their sanguinary efforts for the regeneration of the world. (source)
- At the same time, under the influence of Adelaide's nervous nature, the vices which in the father assumed a kind of sanguinary frankness were in the son tinged with an artfulness full of hypocrisy and cowardice. (source)
- The despair of the flying Goths found some consolation in sanguinary revenge; and three hundred youths of the noblest families, who had been sent as hostages beyond the Po, were inhumanly slain by the successor of Totila. (source)
- While it's the clear goal of this exhibit to show that the Aztecs were about more than bloodthirsty human sacrifice, the curators have dealt openly and honestly with it, not shying away from the sanguinary elements of the story. (source)
- "The final verdict," he writes, "is this: air power forced the capitulation of a desperate, tenacious enemy and thus rendered unnecessary the ghastly prospect of the bloodiest invasion in the sanguinary history of the human race." (source)
- I remember well that when the first reports reached us of, the battle of Bull Run -- that sanguinary engagement -- it was stated that each side had lost forty thousand men in killed and wounded, and none were reported missing nor as having run away. (source)
- All seven nations lost troops, as did Greece and Turkey, themselves having just been first subjected to the sanguinary effects of the Truman Doctrine and for whom participation in the Korean War was the precondition for their induction into NATO in 1952. (source)
- "True Grit" calls to mind Cormac McCarthy's sanguinary meditations on the border, but Charles Portis details the savagery of the 1870s frontier through an astonishing narrative voice: that of the 14-year-old Mattie Ross, a flinty, skeptical, Bible-thumping scourge. (source)
- Did anyone, at any point, educate him in the sanguinary history of the Pashtun tribes of the Pak-Afghan region -- how many of their own kind did they kill over the centuries in intra-Pashtun wars, not to mention during the largely Pashtun Taliban rule over Afghanistan in the 1990s? (source)
- Alexander Hamilton long ago explained why the power is critical: criminal law, he said in one of the "Federalist" papers, "partakes so much of necessary severity," and that without "exceptions in favor of unfortunate guilt, justice would wear a countenance too sanguinary and cruel." (source)
- But when they recollected the sanguinary list of murders, of executions, and of massacres, which stain almost every page of the Jewish annals, they acknowledged that the barbarians of Palestine had exercised as much compassion towards their idolatrous enemies as they had ever shown to their friends or countrymen. (source)
- He yielded not in a most sanguinary engagement with the enemy: covered with wounds, he and his brave comrades were forcibly taken prisoners, and as they were sailing for France, next contending with the waring element which overwhelmed them, the vessel was driven on our English coast, where it was split in pieces. (source)
- I did, however, snag a ticket to the new Off-Broadway "Dracula," partly because the ever-excellent George Hearn is playing Van Helsing, Buffy's spiritual great-grandfather, and partly because Thora Birch, who was so fine in "Ghost World" and "American Beauty," was supposed to play Lucy Seward, the chief recipient of the sanguinary favors of the Transylvanian count Michel Altieri. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "sanguinary" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 18 synonyms for sanguinary.
blood-soaked, blood-spattered, bloodstained, crimson, ensanguined, gaping, gory, grisly, hematic, hemic, imbrued, open, raw, sanguine, sanguineous, unstaunched, unstopped, wounded
We have 0 antonyms for sanguinary.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sanguinary from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Accompanied by bloodshed.
- (adjective) Eager for bloodshed; bloodthirsty.
- (adjective) Consisting of blood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Attended with bloodshed.
- (adjective) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
- (adjective) Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood.
- (noun) A bloodthirsty person.
- (noun) The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous.
- (adjective) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.
- (noun) The yarrow.
- (noun) The Sanguinaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Consisting of blood; formed of blood: as, a sanguinary stream.
- (None) Bloody; attended with much bloodshed or carnage: as, a sanguinary encounter.
- (None) Bloodthirsty; eager to shed blood; characterized by cruelty.
- (None) Synonyms and Sanguinary, Bloody. Sanguinary refers to the shedding of blood, or pleasure in the shedding of blood;’ bloody refers to the presence or, by extension, the shedding of blood: as, a sanguinary battle; the sanguinary spirit of Jenghiz Khan; a bloody knife or battle.
- (noun) The yarrow or milfoil: probably so called from its fabled use in stanching blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
- (adjective) accompanied by bloodshed