Atrocity

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A moralist term for a politically or ethnically motivated mass-killing of civilians, as a single specific event, or a series of events, or genocide; characteristic of an atrocity is its brutal or systematic nature in violation of all moral principles; it is only justified in deviant social systems
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> Video grabs of Saunders being stopped by police for 'atrocious' driving before being put in the back of a police car.
The behaviour towards him after the match against India was atrocious. The way he held his composure, the way he led from the front, the way his work ethics never changed, he has been an inspiration for our dressing room.
"I'm sorry but the umpiring in this game has been atrocious,' Holding said on air.
"I am sorry but the umpiring in this game has been atrocious," Holding said in commentary during the TV broadcast.
She said: "The weather was pretty atrocious and the woman had been lying for a while before paramedics were able to get to her."
The hike is part of One City, One Poet, a month-long celebration hosted by the Atrocious Poets for National Poetry Month.
'On behalf of Japanese government and people of Japan, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to those Bangladeshi who lost their lives and their bereaved families in the atrocious terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March," he wrote to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen in a message of condolences.
Our discipline atrocious all game, allowing exits and go to the Buster Dixon had already been held up over the line before Brightwell was driven over at the back of a scrum.
PHIL MICKELSON admitted he was in danger of missing his first national call-up for 23 years after branding his 100th Major appearance "atrocious".
He said: "I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of Bafta for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema."
He said that international community does not take notice of this atrocious human rights violations, but we must continue our efforts, he added.
MORE than 70 firefighters battled "atrocious" weather to rescue 13 people from a burning restaurant.