What does the word savagery mean?

Usage examples for savagery

  1. Especially from new soil- remote, colonial- he faces you, bronzed, with a half conviction of savagery, partly persuaded of his own youthfulness of race. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  2. There's nothing awful about savagery when people have never known anything else. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  3. We shall now take leave of our young friends, but we do so with the feeling that before long we shall hear more about them, and be able to follow their adventures enlisted under the banner of their own beloved land in the fight against oppression and savagery. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward