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Definitions of holocaust

  1. the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship. [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.] Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A sacrifice wholly consumed by fire; complete or total destruction, as by fire, of many human beings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A burnt sacrifice, in which the whole of the victim was consumed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Wholesale destruction by fire and sword. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A burnt sacrifice, of which the whole was consumed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for holocaust

  1. Do you still believe that this wooden- faced and pebble- hearted idol of England has power to send fire down from heaven to consume the French holocaust you want to offer up? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. To protect our nations and our peoples from the catastrophe of a nuclear holocaust free nations must maintain countervailing military power to persuade the Communists of the futility of seeking their ends through aggression. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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