a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal:
A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.
Contemporary Examples

Here Comes the TV Season! Jace Lacob September 18, 2010
Brazil’s School Shooting: What Happened Inside Dom Phillips April 8, 2011
Jason Todd Ready, an Arizona White Supremacist, Kills Four, Then Himself Terry Greene Sterling May 2, 2012
Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East Andrew Romano June 24, 2014
Binghamton Wasn’t the Cops’ Fault Raymond W. Kelly April 4, 2009

Historical Examples

After the Rain Sam Vaknin
After the Rain Sam Vaknin
History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle
After the Rain Sam Vaknin
Black Man’s Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds


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