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bloodiness

(1) The state of being bloody.
(2) Prone to causing bloodshed; savage.
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As Fred Halliday (2000:80) has observed, Huntington fails to "provide an accurate account of where the responsibility for this bloodiness may lie--in some cases prime responsibility lies with Muslims, in others not.
We have grown sick of repeating true things about the role of the regime in producing phenomena such as al-Nusra, and its major responsibility and that of its violence and bloodiness in pushing the opposition towards fundamentalism, as well as about the regime's detention, murder and banishment of civilian activists, leaving the scene clear for the Islamists.
Practice, as the basis for identity, consists of deeds whose reality is unquestionable because of their bloodiness.
South from the Somme is Verdun, strongpoint in the French sector, where the static war reached its fullest intensity of unhuman bloodiness.
Marilyn Greene of Aldie, Virginia deplores "the bloodiness and brutality of the Old Testament--that it took God so long to change his people.
These symbols clearly connect Wild and Beloved: the child-woman laugh; the blackness of the birds interrupted by a streak of redness, of bloodiness, l ike the red slash of Sethe's saw over the black skin of her crawling-already?
Time and again we have been witness to the bloodiness of essentialism--from the gulags to the death camps and everything else in between.
But the pursuits of power-hungry individuals are not sufficient to account for the bloodiness of Africa's modern history.
Some people certainly have reacted to the bloodiness of the images.
Joel's buttocks bear the bloodiness of the loss of virginity which is typically borne on the woman's body in heterosexual intercourse; this inversion of heterosexual bleeding foreshadows his acceptance of homosexuality, in which his virginity is not only marked by his penis but by his anus as well.
As for "Braveheart," its bloodiness is mitigated by a triumphal, heroic tone.
But in spite of this, putting the final nail in the coffin of the regime in Damascus is the regime itself, as the common denominator between the optimists and the pessimists is their absolute rejection of a regime that violently assaults its own people in cities and villages, insisting on a security solution and relying on support from Iran, Russia and China - with differences in terms of its nature, depth and bloodiness.