One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The slaughterous conflict gave Paraguay political instability that eventually produced its most recent tyrant, Alfredo Stroessner, who took power in 1954 and ruled with an iron fist for thirty-five years.’
- ‘You may not get the barber's chair but you get a strong sense of a man in the grip of slaughterous madness.’
- ‘As the author rightly acknowledges, it is not a history of the slaughterous campaign, but the story of the experiences of the 1st and 6th battalions.’
- ‘But if American politicians echo the terrorists' blood-lusting, this tragedy will have been turned to slaughterous folly.’
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