What does the word gory mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Stained with gore.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Resembling gore.

Usage examples for gory

  1. With calculating pause and demon grin, They seize her hands, and thro her face divine Drive the descending ax; the shriek she sent Attain'd her lover's ear; he thither bent With all the speed his wearied limbs could yield, Whirl'd his keen blade, and stretch'd upon the field The yelling fiends; who there disputing stood Her gory scalp, their horrid prize of blood. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  2. He grasped the foe- man by the girth, And thundering drove him to the earth; By wound of spear, and gory brand, He died upon the burning sand. – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
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