The shedding of blood, especially the injury or killing of people.(noun)
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Use "bloodshed" in a sentence
"An _arrière pensée_ should lie hidden in all minds -- a holy reserve as to cases which _may_ arise similar to such as HAVE arisen, where a merciful bloodshed [Footnote: "_Merciful bloodshed_" -- In reading either the later religious wars of the"
"And they stick to the idea that bloodshed is needed to achieve something good."
"Therefore it seems that a showdown and perhaps bloodshed is unavoidable, to be recorded by the international press teams aboard the “Freedom Flotilla.”"