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synonyms for beheading

  • crucifixion
  • decapitation
  • electrocution
  • gassing
  • hanging
  • hit
  • impalement
  • punishment
  • shooting
  • strangulation
  • capital punishment
  • contract killing
  • lethal injection
  • necktie party
  • rubout
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antonyms for beheading

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  • abandoning
  • disregard
  • failure
  • forgetting
  • ignorance
  • leaving
  • neglect
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How to use beheading in a sentence

The reader wishes to infallibly remember that the date of the beheading of Charles I. was 1649.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
They're dreadfully fond of beheading people here; the great wonder is, that there's any one left alive!'
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLANDLEWIS CARROLL
Progress won't put up with your little ways—you can't go about beheading architects in this country without paying for your fun.
THE BRASS BOTTLEF. ANSTEY
In England, beheading is the punishment of nobles; being reputed not to derogate from nobility, as hanging does.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Beheading was military punishment among the Romans, known by the name of decollatio.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Then Mac cecht strikes off the head of one of the two men who were beheading Conaire.
THE HARVARD CLASSICS, VOLUME 49, EPIC AND SAGAVARIOUS
She remained loyal to Charles I. throughout the civil war in England which ended in the beheading of the king.
THE GREATER REPUBLICCHARLES MORRIS
As we see it, you have simply exchanged a beheading for an eating.
NEGRO TALESJOSEPH SEAMON COTTER
Hanging and Beheading, of which the last is reserved only for such as are Peers of the Realm.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IIKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BEHEADING

  • beheading
  • capital punishment
  • contract killing
  • crucifixion
  • decapitation
  • electrocution
  • gassing
  • hanging
  • hit
  • impalement
  • lethal injection
  • necktie party
  • punishment
  • rubout
  • shooting
  • strangulation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.