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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXECUTE

I have been selected by you to execute and enforce the laws of the country.

Then he explained the nature of the small commission he wished him to execute.

His theories were boring to listen to and impossible to execute.

And she thereupon asked Gerard how she was to execute this commission.

Then, when our will is evil and we execute it, does God sin in our name?

The mate called a seaman, and passed aft himself to execute the order.

Could only the brains and hands entrusted with laws, be able to execute them!

She agreed to this project; and he went away in order to execute it.

The Grand Vizier had only to will it, in order to execute it on the spot.

No orders, however wise or prudent, will be duly carried into effect, unless those who are to execute them are to be depended on.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to carry into effect," from Old French executer (14c.), from Medieval Latin executare, from Latin execut-/exsecut-, past participle stem of exequi/exsequi "to follow out" (see execution). Meaning "to inflict capital punishment" is from late 15c. Related: Executed; executing.

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