Definition of sanguinary:
murdering, sanguine, riotous, bloodthirsty, ferocious, bloody-minded, botchy, gory, sanguineous, violent, murderous, slaughterous, cruel, vicious, barbarous, bloody, help, unskillful, brutal, thuggish, blood, cutthroat, homicidal, disorderly, bloodstained, butcherly, cantankerous.
- "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
- "Looking Seaward Again", Walter Runciman.
During the following night the bridge, over which the assailants had nearly forced their way into the town, was vigorously attacked by the garrison, but Count Lewis William, in person, with a chosen band defended it stoutly till morning, beating back the Spaniards with heavy loss in a sanguinary midnight contest.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.