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Definition of "hecatombs" [hecatombs]

  • Plural form of hecatomb. (noun)

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Use "hecatombs" in a sentence
  • "Near the ceiling long lines of bugs marched all day like columns of soldiers, and at night came down ravenously hungry, so that one had to get up every few hours and kill them in hecatombs."
  • "A strange smile hovered on their lips at that sad sight; but other speakers, mounted on the rostrum, began to publicly estimate what ambition had cost and how very dear was glory; they pointed out the horror of war and called the hecatombs butcheries."
  • "Here is the "great altar" of Athena, whereon the "hecatombs" will be sacrificed, even"