How to use Savagery in a sentence
Again, the study of the evolution of human institutions from the lowest savagery to civilization is essentially a novel branch of research, though ideas derived from an unsystematic study of anthropology are at least as old as Aristotle.
Instead, the country was traversed by flying columns, and the guerillas dealt with by a French service of " contre-guerilla," who fought with much the same savagery as their foes.
The stories of his ferocious savagery exceed belief.
The fighting, no doubt, on the part of the wazir was conducted with all the savagery of Oriental warfare; but there is no evidence that it was a war of extermination.
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In spite of their savagery they are admitted by those who have studied them to be far removed from the low or Simian type of man.
The kings were fighting for their lives, the great nobles were indistinguishable from brigands and the whole nation seemed to be relapsing into savagery.
The love-sick mood and romantic temperament of the young Irishman found congenial soil in the wild surroundings of unexplored Canadian forests, and the enthusiasm thus engendered for the "natural" life of savagery may have been already fortified by study of Rousseau's writings, for which at a later period Lord Edward expressed his admiration.
The greater part of the region and also most of the Bahr-el-Ghazal relapsed into a state of complete savagery.
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When she turned away, he blocked the view with his hands and prayed she had done the same to avoid witnessing his savagery.
But the smaller islands and the remoter districts, even of Java and Sumatra, remained in a condition of complete savagery.
The Zaparos are less homogeneous, some of their hordes living in a state of complete savagery.
For while the buccaneer forces included English, French and Dutch sailors, and were complemented occasionally by bands of native Indians, there are few instances during the time of their prosperity and growth of their falling upon one another, and treating their fellows with the savagery which they exulted in displaying against the subjects of Spain.
As the ancestors of the Greeks, with the Aryans of India, the Egyptians, and others advanced in civilization, their religious thought was shocked and surprised by myths (originally dating from the period of savagery, and natural in that period) which were preserved down to the time of Pausanias by local priesthoods, or which were stereotyped in the ancient poems of Hesiod and Homer, or in the Brahmanas and Vedas of India, or were retained in the popular religion of Egypt.Advertisement
And the age and condition of human thought from which it survived would be one in which our most ordinary ideas about the nature of things and the limits of possibility did not yet exist, when all things were conceived of in quite other fashion - the age, that is, of savagery.
The Maoris and other Polynesian peoples are perhaps the best examples of a race which has risen far above the savagery of Bushmen and Australians, but has not yet arrived at the stage in which great centralized monarchies appear.
Of all the explanations, then, of Egyptian animal-worship, that which regards the practice as a survival of totemism and of savagery seems the most satisfactory.
Defense scientists also suggested that given the savagery of the attack there would have been fragments of brain and body tissue on his clothing.
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However this does not mean that these countries have lapsed into social barbarism and reverted to their supposedly natural state of primitive savagery.
The Tsunami disaster, unlike this act of human savagery, has received a great deal of coverage in the Western press.
The capricious savagery of sentencing policy made routine victims of the poor.
They drove thousands of men and women and children with brutal savagery into slavery in foreign lands.
All the Ripper murders were unambiguous for their sheer savagery.Advertisement
Messianic zeal, nationalism and myth came together to justify the savagery of the colonial shock troops let loose in the country.
Far otherwise is it with man at the stage of savagery - the stage of petty groups pursuing a self-centred life of inveterate custom, in an isolation almost as complete as if they were marooned on separate atolls of the ocean.
Foreigners are often surprised at the strange mixture of savagery and lofty notions in a Christian community which, for instance, accounts accidental manslaughter as wilful murder.
It was the unique purposelessness and savagery of the murder which had frightened and frustrated the whole community.
The savagery of battle pauses briefly to allow the snatched happiness of the wedding before the desperate flight from anger and betrayal.
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He could n't believe the British were capable of such savagery.
This can matter greatly, as in the colonial context, where nudity was often seen as a sign of savagery.
There is probably no nature religion among races above mere savagery which has not had a priesthood; but an examination of other examples would scarcely bring out any important XXII.
The native Indians, though exterminated in many districts, and civilized in others, remain in a condition of complete savagery along parts of the Nicaraguan border, where they are known as Prazos or Guatusos, in the Talamanca country and elsewhere.
Nevertheless, by July 1134 his terrific energy and the savagery of his Saracen troops forced Ranulf, Sergius, duke of Naples, and the rebels to submit, while Robert was expelled from Capua.
It proceeded much more rapidly after the restraining influence of the missions was removed, leaving them free to revert to savagery; and the downward progress of the race was fearfully accelerated during the mining period, when they were abused, depraved, and in large numbers killed.
Evidence of this class, proving the derivation of modern civilization, not only from ancient barbarism, but beyond this, from primeval savagery, is immensely plentiful, especially in rites and ceremonies, where the survival of ancient habits is peculiarly favoured.
The parliament was now dismissed, and Ferdinand inaugurated an era of savage persecution, supported by spies and informers, against the Liberals and Carbonari, the Austrian commandant in vain protesting against the savagery which his presence alone rendered possible.
Yet in spite of this savagery the Fijians have always been remarkable for their hospitality, open-handedness and courtesy.
Our evidence for the intellectual ideas of man in the period of savagery we derive partly from the reports of voyagers, historians, missionaries, partly from an examination of the customs, institutions, and laws in which the lower races gave expression to their notions.
This singular reversion to savagery itself needs some explanation.
All the savagery of Vietnam-era wars against civilians, only this time they have much better control of the press.
The savagery of the attack immediately steered police to search for fanatics of some kind.
Thanks to the impenetrability of their fastnesses, they preserved their original savagery longer than any of their neighbours, and this savagery was coupled with a valour so tenacious and enterprising as to make them formidable to all who dwelt near them.