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noun as in death by being nailed to a cross

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At the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church’s first Sunday morning mass, Father Eduardo Morales reminded the congregation of the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s ascension—the story of when Jesus left Earth and rose to Heaven after the crucifixion.

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Among other highlights, he notoriously compared criticism of cops during George Floyd protests last summer to the crucifixion of Jesus.

It asks the player to participate in the consensual crucifixion of a convicted murderer who rose to fame as an aspirational moral icon, willing to die for his sins to inspire others.

You may think crucifixion has gone out of penological style.

Too near for reflection; too far for intervention: on tenter hooks, in fact; a sort of mental crucifixion.

Stephen began with them, but he came right down to the recent crucifixion, and stirred them up.

The last eight years of my life have been continual mental starvation and moral crucifixion.

The central lancet was an extraordinary Crucifixion, somewhat like that at Poitiers.

She could not see that if he spoke roughly it was only an expression of the smothered pain of his mental crucifixion.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crucifixion, such as: execution, martyrdom, suffering, and torture.

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