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  • Tragedy — Trag e*dy, n.; pl. {Tragedies}. [OE. tragedie, OF. tragedie, F. trag[ e]die, L. tragoedia, Gr. ?, fr. ? a tragic poet and singer, originally, a goat singer; ? a goat (perhaps akin to ? to gnaw, nibble, eat, and E. trout) + ? to sing; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Human sacrifice — is the act of homicide (the killing of one or several human beings) in the context of a religious ritual (ritual killing). Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaughter of animals (animal sacrifice) and of religious… …   Wikipedia

  • Human Appeal International — is a British international development and relief charity based in Manchester. It was established in 1991. [http://www.charity commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?remchar=true chyno=1005733 Extract from the Central Register of… …   Wikipedia

  • tragedy — /traj i dee/, n., pl. tragedies. 1. a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society …   Universalium

  • Tragedy of the commons — Cows on Selsley Common. The tragedy of the commons is one way of accounting for overexploitation. The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently and rationally consulting… …   Wikipedia

  • Tragedy — other uses redirect|Tragedian LiteratureTragedy ( gr. , tragōidia , goat song ) is a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure. [Banham (1998, 1118). In his speculative work on the origins of Athenean tragedy, The… …   Wikipedia

  • Human rights — Rights Theoretical distinctions Natural and legal rights Claim rights and liberty rights Negative and positive rights Individual an …   Wikipedia

  • Human, All Too Human — For the BBC television documentary of the same name, see Human, All Too Human (TV series). The Wanderer and His Shadow redirects here. For the Pantheon I album, see The Wanderer and His Shadow (album). Human, All Too Human   …   Wikipedia

  • tragedy — noun 1 event/situation that causes great sadness ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, appalling (esp. BrE), awful, big, enormous, great, horrible, horrific, major, rea …   Collocations dictionary

  • tragedy — 01. Romeo and Juliet is a famous [tragedy] written by Shakespeare. 02. Two adults and one child were killed in a [tragic] car accident on the highway outside of Memphis last weekend. 03. The police chase ended [tragically] when the car being… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • tragedy — [ˈtrædʒədi] noun 1) [C/U] a very sad event that involves death or human suffering The trip ended in tragedy.[/ex] We need new safety laws to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.[/ex] 2) [C] a bad situation that makes people very… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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