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Bloody-minded   Listen
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Bloody-minded  adj.  Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Bloody-minded" Quotes from Famous Books



... called, is one of the upstart kingdoms that have arisen in our times; and which, from signs that cannot be mistaken, is fated soon to be overturned by the glorious principles of freedom. The people are ground down, as usual, by the oppression of hard task-masters, and bloody-minded priests. The monarch, who is a bigoted Catholic of the House of Saxony, being the son of the king of that country, and a presumptive heir to the throne of Great Britain, in right of his first wife, devoting all his thoughts to miracles and saints. The nobles form ...
— Homeward Bound - or, The Chase • James Fenimore Cooper

... a soul thought of comparing the 'bloody-minded Simmons' to the squawking, gaping schoolgirl with which ...
— Soldiers Three • Rudyard Kipling

... such a season, people do have shorter tempers than at other times; they come to blows on small provocation and come to words on still less. So maybe there was a real "crime wave," making men bloody-minded and homicidal. Be that as it may, the thing reached its apogee in the murder of old Steinway, the so-called millionnaire miser of Murray Hill, he being called a millionnaire because he had money, and a miser because ...
— From Place to Place • Irvin S. Cobb

... not be so. I was wrong to say that you were bloody-minded. I cannot tell why I said so. I would not for worlds have you altered in anything;—except," she said, "in your ...
— The Landleaguers • Anthony Trollope

... murder eighteen. And, here, in this attention to the comfort of sick people, you will observe the usual effect of a fine art to soften and refine the feelings. The world in general, gentlemen, are very bloody-minded; and all they want in a murder is a copious effusion of blood; gaudy display in this point is enough for them. But the enlightened connoisseur is more refined in his taste; and from our art, as from all the other ...
— Miscellaneous Essays • Thomas de Quincey

... had very few illusions left. Religion for her was a habit, and she suspected that a man of her husband's age would not change greatly before death. She was tempted to see a curious appropriateness in his accident and, but that she did not wish to seem bloody-minded, would have told the gentlemen that Mr. Kernan's tongue would not suffer by being shortened. However, Mr. Cunningham was a capable man; and religion was religion. The scheme might do good and, at least, it ...
— Dubliners • James Joyce

... my pretty Mabel, be wise!" exclaimed the former; "and no' be provoking useless contention. In the name of all the kings of Albin, who have ye closeted with you in that wooden tower that seemeth so bloody-minded? There is necromancy about this matter, and all our characters may be ...
— The Pathfinder - The Inland Sea • James Fenimore Cooper

... with a hammer or a rock, or somethin' to make it go off. Must be damn dangerous, to most anybody around. Looks more like a cactus than a six-shooter-gosh, it's a ten-shooter! I allus said them Dutchmen was bloody-minded cusses. Think of bein' able to shoot yoreself ten times before th' blame thing stops!" Then looking at the line-up for the owner of the weapon, he laughed at the woeful countenances displayed. "Did they sidle in by companies ...
— Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up - Bar-20 • Clarence Edward Mulford

... of comparing the "bloody-minded Simmons" to the squawking, gaping school-girl with which ...
— This is "Part II" of Soldiers Three, we don't have "Part I" • Rudyard Kipling

... Six bloody-minded cavaliers had been lately turned loose upon the peaceable inhabitants. Major General Lambert refused them quarters, when he granted terms to Pontefract garrison[1]; but the horrid creatures had fought their way out and escaped, though ...
— The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 - An Historical Novel • Jane West

... more pleased than Schurz himself, and as we came away—General Grant having disappeared—he put his arm about me like a schoolboy and said: "Well, well, I had no idea you were so bloody-minded." ...
— Marse Henry, Complete - An Autobiography • Henry Watterson

... to clear that road. It's too bad, Sir, we can't go in and out of town, unless in a body, after night-fall, but at the risk of our lives. [The convivial doctor felt this public scandal acutely.] The bloody-minded miscreants, I'd catch every living soul of them, and burn them alive in tar-barrels. By Jove! here's old Joe Napper, of Dirty-lane's dead. Plenty of dry eyes after him. And stay, here's another row.' And ...
— The House by the Church-Yard • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... white man is the heart of a bird; it is chilled with fear, therefore he is pale. I brought the Shawanos from the land of white men; then he was white, but living among bears, and snakes, and tigers, and bloody-minded warriors, has made him strong in heart, and he ...
— Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3) • James Athearn Jones

... parricide—the bloody-minded villain!" was echoed on all hands; and the king, who naturally enough set the same value on his own life, at which it was, or seemed to be, rated by others, cried out, louder than all the rest, "Ay, ay—away with him. I have had enough ...
— The Fortunes of Nigel • Sir Walter Scott

... affrights me, in whose sound is death. A cunning man did calculate my birth And told me that by water I should die. Yet let not this make thee be bloody-minded; Thy name is Gaultier, being ...
— King Henry VI, Second Part • William Shakespeare [Rolfe edition]



Words linked to "Bloody-minded" :   United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, U.K., obstinate, stubborn, bloody, sanguinary, UK, Britain, bloodthirsty, Great Britain



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