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homicide

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Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?
Henry James
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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] homicida, man-slayer, and homicidium, manslaughter

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈhɒmɪsaɪd/, SAMPA: /"hQmIsaId/
  • (UK) enPR: hämʹə-sīd, IPA: /ˈhɑməsaɪd/, SAMPA: /"hAm@saId/ or enPR: hōʹmə-sīd, IPA: /ˈhoʊməsaɪd/, SAMPA: /"hoUm@saId/

Noun

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homicide

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  1. (uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
  2. (countable) A person who kills another.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.

Quotations

  • 1996, A J Holt, Watch Me [1]:
    “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
    “As hard as anyone else,” said Goddard. There was an irritated note in his voice. “She was a homicide. She got what every homicide investigation gets.”
  • 2003: We don't even know the woman was a homicide. Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped? —Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People ISBN 1930859449 p. 58
  • 2004: The medical examiner was behind on autopsies and cranky, so we didn't even know if the old guy in the pool was a homicide. —Jon Talton, Dry Heat ISBN 0312333854 p. 40

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