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bloody

slang Used as an intensifier. Primarily heard in UK. That bloody fool has ruined the whole project! Come to the party with us tomorrow night. We'll have a bloody good time, I assure you! A: "I promise I'll have the report in tomorrow, sir." B: "You had bloody well better!"
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However, it was only in the 1960s, Bond argues convincingly, that the image of the First World War as bloodily futile came truly to dominate popular consciousness in Britain.
Ferocious Araucano natives bloodily defended their land from Spanish colonizers, who effectively never crossed into deep southern Chile.
Slo-moaction of free-fall parachutists colliding and bloodily obliterating each other at 300mph, anyone?
As Professor Lewis comments, "The Kurds in northern Iraq and the Shi'a in southern Iraq did so, and the victorious United States forces sat and watched while Saddam Hussein, using the helicopters that the cease-fire agreement had allowed him to retain, bloodily suppressed and slaughtered them, group by group and region by region." Professor Lewis notes that the Muslim world is well aware of the United States' unreliability.
The evening of terror ends bloodily when Sam gets shot in the knees, and Gary shoots himself.
We talk of "Roman civilization," for example, forgetting that the Roman elite spent the last decades before Jesus's birth bloodily suppressing its own ecstatic, unruly, Dionysian religious sects.
The killing of foxes is an antiquated rural pastime whose participants derive a perverted pleasure from witnessing animals bloodily mutilating other animals.
Bloodily repulsed, the few survivors of the raid staggered back into his lines a week later, spreading a deep sense of apprehension.
Not too many possess a working code of honor anymore, letting their attorneys handle situations that once might have been settled probably less bloodily 20 paces apart at dawn, with or without seconds.
That at least would save the other UN members from having to throw out the deal, even while demonstrating to them that the United States has learned nothing from the events of the past year and so will probably be condemning itself and the world to repeat the same bloodily expensive mistakes.
Eight centuries ago the Umbrian capital, Perugia, began to experience the "constant repetition of a single pattern, power gained by conspiracy and crime, maintained for a certain time by oppression, bloodily yielded in the end to some new gang." Half a century ago, the occupying German forces slaughtered three hundred innocent Italians in retaliation for a partisan attack.
For once, that overworked term `representation' is justified, since Carr's study covers precisely that -- the ways in which what was not suppressed, destroyed or eradicated of the myriad Native American cultures once present in North America was taken up, reworked or reinterpreted to serve the new nation being so bloodily carved out.
counter lunches that run counter to all nutritional requirements and drip their cover-all taste sensation tomato sauce bloodily recreating transubstantiation for the die-hard live soft worshippers at this shrine of bull and saw dust
Confronting these demons is what finally empowers him to take up arms and bloodily restore unity to Elsinore at the cost of his own life.
In Spain, the civil war continued bloodily with the Rebels making slow gains, thanks to major help from the Axis powers.