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Definition of "savages" []

  • Plural form of savage. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "European public, and that the inhabitants were then completely what we call savages, that is, that they were wholly destitute of any conception of the arts, sciences, or habits of civilized life, we shall find with surprise that the harbour of Hanaruro already bears a character almost entirely European, reminding us only by the somewhat scanty clothing of the natives, of the briefness of their acquaintance with our customs."
  • "That a nation whom we term savages have, in defence of their own land, offered their naked bodies to the terribly improved artillery and arms of modern European science, and have been mowed down by hundreds and by thousands, having committed no offence, but having, with rude and ignorant courage, done what were for them, and done faithfully and bravely what were for them the duties of patriotism."
  • "The inhabitants were then what we call savages -- that is to say, they wore no more clothing than the climate made necessary, and knew nothing of the Christian religion."
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