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Screaming Bloody Murder Definition Essay

  • Then as now, Democrats howled bloody murder and swore that Congress and the Court would regain their rightful places and restore the proper, constitutional process.

    —kevin baker, New Republic, "There are no good old days to return to in U.S. politics. The truth about a post-Trump era.,"15 Feb. 2018

  • At one point, federal agents even staged a bloody murder scene, with the help of the would-be victim, to help ensnare Phillips.

    —james queally, latimes.com, "L.A. CEO found guilty of hiring drug dealer in failed plot to kill business rival,"3 Nov. 2017

  • One of the most technical scenes in the maze shows the ghostly Grady twins before and after their bloody murder at the hands of their caretaker father, who preceded Jack at the Overlook Hotel.

    —brady macdonald, latimes.com, "How do you make ‘The Shining’ maze scary? Universal’s Horror Nights unleashes Jack with an ax,"8 Sep. 2017

  • Democrats, as usual, screamed bloody murder about Republican heartlessness and voted against it.

    —jonah goldberg, Alaska Dispatch News, "A man for all seasons on health care?,"18 July 2017

  • scream bloody murder

    1. To scream or shout very loudly. Enid screamed bloody murder when she noticed the snake in the rocks next to her.Please stop screaming bloody murder across the house. If you want to talk, go to the same room.

    2. To forcefully complain, especially loudly and/or in a public manner. When they refused to give me a refund, I screamed bloody murder until the manager came out.Our customers will scream bloody murder if we raise the prices again.

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    scream bloody murder

     and yell bloody murder

    Fig. to complain bitterly; to complain unduly. When we put him in an office without a window, he screamed bloody murder. There is something wrong next door. Everyone is yelling bloody murder.

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    scream bloody murder

    Angrily protest as loudly as possible, as in When Jimmy took her teddy bear, Lauren screamed bloody murder, or Residents are screaming bloody murder about the increase in property taxes. The scream here may be either literal (as in the first example) or figurative, which is also true of invoking murder as though one were in danger of being killed. Versions of this term, such as cry murder, date from the 1400s.

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    scream bloody murder

    tv. to scream very loudly; to complain or protest loudly. She screams bloody murder every time I get near her.

    See also: bloody, murder, scream

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