Sentence Examples


  • Once only do we find him taking an interest in the affairs of his neighbours, - to ask pardon from the government for a homicide.'
  • A single case of homicide often leads to a series of similar crimes or to protracted warfare between neighbouring families and communities; the murderer, as a rule, takes refuge in the mountains from the avenger of blood, or remains for years shut up in his house.
  • In some districts there is a fixed price of blood; at Argyrokastro, for instance, the compensation paid by the homicide to the relatives of his victim is 1200 piastres (about £10), at Khimara 2000 piastres; once the debt has been acquitted amicable relations are restored.
  • Manuel Eisner, of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, assembled a "History of Homicide Database" in which he meticulously logged all estimates of the murder rate in different countries throughout the last thousand years.
  • Eisner points out that homicide rates correlate well to levels of robbery, assault, and sexual violence across multiple countries and there is reason to believe it was so in the past as well.

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