Desertion, pestilence and famine added to the usual horrors of a siege, and at length on the ninth day of the fourth month 586, a breach was made in the walls.
There were wholesale internments, conducted with the utmost brutality: and the horrors of the camps of Doboj, Mostar, Arad, Thalerhof, Mollersdorf, Gmiind, were early in 1918 revealed by Doctor Tresic in the Austrian Reichsrat.
With the Terminator 2 soundtrack, Brad Fiedel creates appropriately effective electronic sounds that more than adequately represent the technological and apocalyptic horrors that take place on screen.
In this version, vampires are graveyard horrors, corpse-like, with long claws and often bat-like ears.
Little Shop of Horrors is the name of two movies made over two decades apart, each of which has attained cult status in its own way.
The 1960 Little Shop of Horrors is notable for an appearance by a very young Jack Nicholson in one of his first movie roles; here he is the sadistic dentist's masochist patient.
The horrors from his mind fell away as she curled against her mate again.
That event was the climax of a long series of horrors.
the city lost all its privileges; repeated visitations of the plague and the horrors of the Thirty Years' War completed its ruin.
Nothing could well exceed the horrors of Massena's retreat.
But three years later this imperious leader was checked by the heroic resistance of the " Maiden " fortress of Magdeburg; though two years later still she lost her reputation, and suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of Tilly's lawless and unlicensed soldiery.
A siege and blockade, with confused fighting and alternate victory and defeat, and all the horrors of fire and slaughter, followed, till Dion made himself finally master of the mainland city.
Marcellus, therefore, struck his first blow at Leontini, which was quickly stormed; and the tale of the horrors of the sack was at once carried to Syracuse and roused; the anger of its population, who could not but sympathize with their near neighbours, Greeks like themselves.
In the opening lines of the second and third books we can mark the recoil of a humane and sensitive spirit from the horrors of the reign of terror which he witnessed in his youth, and from the anarchy and confusion which prevailed at Rome during his later years.
Savonarola's party was apparently annihilated by his death, but, when in 1529-1530 Florence was exposed to the horrors predicted by him, the most heroic defenders of his beloved if ungrateful city were Piagnoni who ruled their lives by his precepts and revered his memory as that of a saint.
we have the opening of the six seals, and the horrors of the future begin.
Formerly, writers accounted for the Lutheran movement by so magnifying the horrors of the pre-existing regime ity of the that it appeared intolerable, and its abolition consequently inevitable.
The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
The horrors culminated in the capture of Tripolitsa, the capital of the vilayet.
He is, however, also the devil, as the age of the Reformation conceived him: a fallen angel who has not forgotten the splendour of his first estate, and who pictures to Faust the glories of heaven, in order to accentuate the horrors of the hell to which he triumphantly drags him.
Frontenac planned attacks upon New England and encouraged a ruthless border warfare that involved many horrors.
It consequently seems evident that if this situation be prolonged it will inevitably result in the very disaster it is sought to avoid, and the thought of the horrors of which makes every humane mind shudder.
The haunting memories of these horrors played havoc with the nerves of a supersensitive child.
On the breaking up of the gardes du corps Biran retired to his patrimonial inheritance of Grateloup, near Bergerac, where his retired life preserved him from the horrors of the Revolution.
Rather than encounter alone the horrors of a four months' journey to Lhasa they resolved to wait for eight months till the arrival of a Tibetan embassy on its return from Peking.
Homer does not speak of the horrors of the story, which are first found in the tragedians; he merely states (Iliad, ii.
The history of witchcraft in Europe and its attendant horrors, so vividly painted in Lecky's Rise of Rationalism, are but echoes of this universal refusal of savage man to accept death as the natural end of life.
They begin in the thirteenth year of his reign, and tell us that in the ninth year he had invaded Kalinga, and had been so deeply impressed by the horrors involved in warfare that he had then given up the desire for conquest, and devoted himself to conquest by "religion."
In 1901, after years of disastrous drought and famine, the government of India appointed a commission to examine throughout all India what could be done by irrigation to alleviate the horrors of famine.
of our gallant forefathers, and commit base treason against our posterity, should we permit Cuba to be Africanized and become a second Santo Domingo, with all its attendant horrors to the white race, and suffer the flames to extend to our own neighboring shores, seriously to endanger or actually destroy the fair fabric of our Union "; and recommended that " the United States ought, if practicable, to purchase Cuba as soon as possible."
It would have been wiser to put the revenges as reprisals for the undeniable horrors committed by Montrose's Irish levies.
In 1560 the Inquisition with all its horrors was introduced into Goa.
The reports of the society laid bare the existence of similar horrors in numbers of other gaols.
The blockade lasted more than six months, during which the city was a prey to all the horrors of siege and famine.
Certain bodies of rules intended to mitigate the horrors of war have received the adhesion of most civilized states.
The writer views Paul's death (like the horrors of Nero's Vatican Gardens in 64) as a mere exception to the rule of Roman policy heretofore illustrated.
He also made many songs of the terrors of the coming judgment, of the horrors of hell and the sweetness of heaven; and of the mercies and the judgments of God."
Naturally delicate and highly-strung, he was profoundly stirred by the horrors of the siege of Lyons.
In the second place, the persecution deprived the Anabaptists of the noble leaders who had preached non-resistance and at the same time provoked others to an attitude of vengeance which culminated in the horrors of Munster.
The poet does not describe the events of the siege, nor the horrors of the capture, but the painful experience of subjection and tyranny which followed.
Very striking is the description, like that given six centuries later by Marco Polo, of the quasi-supernatural horrors that beset the lonely traveller in the wilderness - the visions of armies and banners; and the manner in which they are dissipated singularly recalls passages in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
He must have been a consenting party to the hideous massacres of Marius and Cinna in 87, though he seems to have done what he could to mitigate their horrors.
1-3) that there was a resumption of intercourse more than once between Rome and Constantinople after 1054, and that the overbearing character of the Norman crusaders, and finally the horrors of the sack of Constantinople in the fourth crusade ' After the words " and in the Holy Ghost " of the Apostles' Creed the Constantinopolitan creed added " who proceedeth from the Father."
A legend in Jerome and Epiphanius states that he was stoned to death at Daphnae, but the biography, though not averse from horrors, does not mention this.
His choice of subject in this instance was certainly not made from any love of warfare or indifference to its horrors.
In the Compensations he sought to prove that, on the whole, happiness and misery are equally balanced, and therefore that men should accept the government which is given them rather than risk the horrors of revolution.
The insurrection in Russo- Bulgaria, with its accompanying horrors, followed by Turkish the deposition of sultan Murad and the succession of w ar of 1877-78.
The first attack upon the horrors of the slave-trade was made in 1788; and in the same year, in the debates on the Regency Bill caused by the kings insanity, Pitt defended against Fox the right of parliament to make provision for the exercise of the powers of the crown when the wearer was permanently or temporarily disabled from exercising his authority.
The full measure of the intolerable conditions prevailing in the country was revealed by the horrors of the rebellion of 1798, and after this had been suppressed Pitt decided that the only way to deal with the situation was to establish a union between Great Britain and Ireland, similar to that which had proved so successful in the case of England and Scotland.
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While Clarkson conducted the agitation throughout the country, Wilberforce took every opportunity in the House of Commons of exposing the evils and horrors of the trade.
She had also visions of another description: she was shown hell with its horrors, and the devil would sit upon her breviary, belabour her with blows, and fill her cell with imps.
The horrors of this war it is impossible to exaggerate.
who opened the gates of Italy to the horrors of war.
There is the deep pathos of the scene in which is described Rama's farewell to his mother: the rugged language depicting the horrors of the battlefield - a torrent of harsh sounds clashing against each other and reverberating from phrase to phrase; and, as occasion requires, a sententious, aphoristic method of narrative, teeming with similes drawn from nature herself, and not from the traditions of the schools.
These horrors were enacted by day, in a thoroughfare crowded with "respectable" citizens sheltered from the rain by umbrellas.
bucolic Austrian countryside belies the horrors that occurred here.
The horrors of corrupt gangster capitalism are impressed upon people's minds every day that passes.
They are almost casual in their telling of the horrors that consumed them.
Despite this flaw, however, Amistad still provides a powerful indictment of slavery, and brilliantly conveys the horrors of the slave trade.
dark clouds of the horrors of war often seem to have a silver lining in the selfless heroism of individuals.
The repression of the revolutionary movement of October 1934 then became a dress rehearsal for the horrors of the civil war.
educative process through which the horrors of the past will be re-examined.
fleeting shadows you see from the corner of your eye leading you to the horrors of the restless dead?
fragmental information and create a situation that forces the player to imagine these horrors.
horrors of Nazism and Fascism that had engulfed most of Europe.
horrors of trench warfare - hence why the cavalry regiments reigned supreme.
horrors perpetrated upon them by the Turks.
horrors inflicted by counterrevolution?
Predictably, the appetite for Gothic horrors seems to grow as the taste for more wholesome art declines.
In my education my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors.
perhaps medical institutions actively contributed to the horrors of illness and loss.
In this remake of the classic 1953 Andre de Toth film that starred Vincent Price, horrors abound in a creepy wax museum.
portray the horrors of this fear- ful night.
prophetic of the horrors to come.
Will it fully recover from the horrors of the disaster?
repression of the revolutionary movement of October 1934 then became a dress rehearsal for the horrors of the civil war.
supped full of horrors.
The truth about Vietnam This harrowing tale is simply about the horrors of war.
Only one of them survived to recall the horrors of what became a truly terrible day.
waxwork figure of Palmer stood in their famous Chamber of Horrors.
The consequence is that the peasantry are constantly in a state bordering on destitution, and exposed to the horrors of famine, like those which visited them in 1890 and 1898, and threatened in 1907.
The impression left by the horrors of the age is clear from the allusions to the barbarities committed by Damascus and its Ammonite allies upon Gilead (Amos i.
- It was the ignorance of the peasantry, as revealed by the horrors of the Peasants' War of 1524-25, and his pastoral visitation of the electorate of Saxony 1525-1527, that drew the above exclamation from Luther, and impelled him to produce his two famous catechisms (1529).
county gaols and the horrors of the convict lease system in the southern states, now nearly extinct; at the other such modern and well-equipped reformatories as Elmira and Concord (see Juvenile Offenders).
I ff.), and little detail beyond the horrors usual in long sieges (see Deut.
So much for the increased horrors of the chasm of Loch Fyne when emptied.
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist--I really believe he is Antichrist--I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
Beside himself with terror Pierre jumped up and ran back to the battery, as to the only refuge from the horrors that surrounded him.
Neither Napoleon nor any of his generals had ever before seen such horrors or so many slain in such a small area.
All the powers of his soul, as of every soldier there, were unconsciously bent on avoiding the contemplation of the horrors of their situation.
It is impossible to suppose that Rostopchin had scared them by his accounts of horrors Napoleon had committed in conquered countries.
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.
No doubt the art of the last century supped full of horrors.
For over a hundred years, from 1857 up until 1979 a waxwork figure of Palmer stood in their famous Chamber of Horrors.
His post 'N Sync career included stints on Broadway in the musicals Rent and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as a small part in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
While he seemed to have flown under the radar after the band split, he continued to have a career as an actor, appearing in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the musicals Rent and Little Shop of Horrors.
The song alludes to the horrors of war, and it predicts that the end times are near when one eye is taken for an eye.
He has put up over 5 billion dollars to build a 7 attraction movie theme park where he invites people to try and survive his Park of Horrors.
The word proprietary inspires thoughts of boogiemen and horrors galore in the average technophile, and for good reason.
Young people wanted to reject the supposed wisdom of their elders, and everyone wanted to forget the horrors of war and embrace life.
Remember the stories of lead in kid's toys, toxic milk powder, and countless other horrors coming out of dirt-cheap third-world factories?
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Pairing this with the Mayan calendar ending, Nostradamus scholars believe that the statement is projecting that God will intervene on Earth in a powerful way, and that there will be a time of great horrors for humans.
When their car breaks down, they are in for a hair-raising time as they discover exactly why the area is closed off; they discover deadly horrors beyond anything they could have ever imagined.
For those who live in a black box, the number 666 is a sign of the devil, and The Omen is the classic tale of Satan's son born into the mortal world to wreak bloody horrors on anyone who gets in his way.
Movies like Dr. Terror's House of Horrors and The Birds were all popular in the 1960's, giving audiences thrills and nightmares for months.
My suggestion - get them both, have people over for a Little Shop of Horrors party, and watch them back to back.
She was panicking, recalling the horrors of the hours at Sasha's hands.
Released for an hour from the Abbaye, she was again arrested and thrown among the horrors of Sainte-Pelagie.
He certainly left Muscovite society worse than he found it, and so prepared the way for the horrors of "the Great Anarchy."
For the 150 miles between Ras Malan and Pasni Alexander was compelled by the natural barriers to march inland, and it was here that his troops sank under the horrors of heat and thirst and sand.
He was shot (December 9, 1828), by the order of Lavalle, and during the year 1828 the country was given up to the horrors of civil war.
But the very horrors of Don Frederick's advance roused a spirit of indomitable resistance in Holland.
A powerful Italian corps marched under Eugene Beauharnais to Moscow, and distinguished itself at Malo-Jaroslavitz, as also during th~ horrors of the retreat in the closing weeks of 1812.
The horrors of war and of religious persecution, and the consequent emigration or expulsion of its inhabitants, had wrecked the prosperity of Ghent, the recovery of which was made impossible by the closing of the Scheldt.
Yet the horrors which it wrought hardly checked the magnificent revels of Edward's court, and neither the plague nor the truce stayed the course of the French war, though what fighting there was was indecisive and on a small scale.
" 2 The campaign of 1812 was the turning-point of Alexander's life; and its horrors, for which his sensitive nature felt much of the responsibility, overset still more a mind never too well balanced.
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