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English citations of hecatomb

Noun quotations

1875 2006
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  • 1875, Mark Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 366-7:
    The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love.
  • 2006, Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 31-2:
    During the royal hunt, the Shang killed wild beasts with reckless abandon, and consumed hecatombs of domestic animals at a bin banquet or a funeral.