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1The killing of a person or animal.‘the slaying of a dragon’
- 1.1North American The murder of someone (used chiefly in journalism)[count noun] ‘a gangland slaying’
- ‘The national murder figures, which are up by 25 to 784, do not suggest a big surge in knife slayings.’
- ‘The girls allegedly smoked marijuana just before the slayings.’
- ‘Neighbors said they knew little about the man suspected in the slayings.’
- ‘The Victorian government has never seemed shaken by the slayings.’
- ‘He said Hixson was believed to still have the shotgun allegedly used in the slayings with him.’
- ‘None of those convicted in the 1969 slayings in Los Angeles has been released.’
- ‘Killen's name has been associated with the 1964 slayings from the outset.’
- ‘A 26-year-old man was charged for the brutal slayings.’
- ‘Ridgway was arrested nearly two years ago and was ultimately charged with seven slayings.’
- ‘An estranged family member has now been charged with the slayings.’
- ‘You would think that the concept of random highway slayings would evoke some fear.’
- ‘Finally, we have the perpetrator of all these heinous slayings.’
- ‘Three teenagers were convicted of the slayings.’
- ‘A handgun used in the slayings was found nearby.’
- ‘Initially, the reports of the slayings were largely unnoticed.’
- ‘That year, a series of attacks on elderly women began, including five slayings in the nearby Los Angeles County town of Claremont.’
- ‘They were housewives, farmers, taxi drivers, milkmen or just young Catholics shot dead in random slayings.’
- ‘The classic serial killer takes extended breaks between slayings, ranging from weeks to months.’
- ‘Last year, Homewood again was the most violent neighborhood, with 11 slayings.’
- ‘Thomas had worked as a state insurance claims adjuster since 1989, the year the second wave of slayings stopped, the newspaper reported.’
- 1.1North American The murder of someone (used chiefly in journalism)
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