Usage examples for mutilation

  1. Life itself was somewhat safer from intentional destruction than it was in medieval Rome during a faction war- though the Roman murderer was more like to pay for his deed- but death or mutilation beneath the wheels lay in ambush at every crossing. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  2. You say it wuz from motives of philanthropy and justice; you drag us, the people, out of peaceful, happy homes to leave all we love, to face mutilation, agony and death; you say your cause wuz just, I say it is a war of revenge- a war of conquest." – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  3. The prayer for the evening is so beautiful as to double our regret for the deplorable mutilation which has deprived us of all but the opening of the morning prayer. – The Age of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  4. In the case of the body, life, health, strength, good condition, completeness, and beauty were preferred, while death, sickness, weakness, ill condition, mutilation and ugliness were rejected. – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  5. Even in our own country in colonial times bodily mutilation was not uncommon, such as branding with a hot iron, or cutting off the ears. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  6. Thieves are punished by mutilation of the hand. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  7. But they couldn't destroy everything, and what is left in this old church is well worth seeing, for there are some graceful pointed windows, and six narrow lancets in a lovely row along the north wall of the choir, and a fine arcade in the north transept, and many details of decoration beautiful in spite of mutilation. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  8. Details of mutilation floated in through the foggy air till the flickering night- light showed peeping hangmen in every dim corner. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  9. This permission should not extend to experiments purely physiological and having no definite relation to surgery; nor to mutilation from which recovery is impossible, and prolonged pain certain as a sequence. – Vivisection by Albert Leffingwell
  10. We reject, we cast you off, and we abandon you, praying that, beyond death and the mutilation of your limbs, the Church treats you with moderation. – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  11. Their feelings had lately been fearfully harrowed by the mutilation of the Hermae, and now that the moment of parting was at hand, all the perils and uncertainties of their grand enterprise rose up vividly before them. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell