barbarian


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barbarian

a member of a primitive or uncivilized people
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I could not but laugh, too, as I admitted that she was, indeed, a barbarian. She was not offended, taking the matter as a huge joke.
"Should you take that thing you call 'razor,'" she said, "and cut the hair from the face of Thirty-six, and exchange garments with him, you would be the barbarian and Thirty-six the civilized man.
Just as it has made the country dependent on the towns, so it has made barbarian and semi-barbarian countries dependent on the civilised ones, nations of peasants on nations of bourgeois, the East on the West.
Rather, there is stern satisfaction in the performance of the warrior's and the sea-king's task, the determination of a strong-willed race to assert itself, and do, with much barbarian boasting, what its hand finds to do in the midst of a difficult life and a hostile nature.
They were barbarians, living partly from piratical expeditions against the northern and eastern coasts of Europe, partly from their flocks and herds, and partly from a rude sort of agriculture.
But when the Christians came into power, when the holy Mother Church became mistress of the barbarians, she taught them the error of their ways by no such means.
Certainly, he said; they will in this way be united against the barbarians and will keep their hands off one another.
"Not badly got up for barbarians," mused friend Joe, speaking his thoughts aloud.
But those were not more noble than the others, hardy barbarians, forests, and morasses.
The barbarians passed over the Coliseum; the deluge, perhaps, passed over the Pyramids.
"Verily, they are heathens and barbarians," cried the man; "mad, howling, drunken barbarians!
Sir Kay told how he had en- countered me in a far land of barbarians, who all wore the same ridiculous garb that I did -- a garb that was a work of enchantment, and intended to make the wearer secure from hurt by human hands.