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flagellation

See definition of flagellation on Dictionary.com
  • as incorporal punishment
  • as inflogging

synonyms for flagellation

  • spanking
  • whipping
  • beating
  • flogging
  • paddling
See also synonyms for: self-flagellation
  • whipping
  • beating
  • caning
  • flailing
  • horsewhipping
  • thrashing
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How to use flagellation in a sentence

Take him in repose, and he looked a lank ascetic who dreamed of a happy land where flagellation was a joy and pain a panacea.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
In the English erotic literature, it is remarkable how often and how fully the flagellation of children is described.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
He distinguished himself by his deification of the Virgin and his devotion to flagellation.
CURIOSITIES OF CHRISTIAN HISTORYCROAKE JAMES
Can flagellation, fasting, Nor fervent prayer itself, not cleanse my soul From its fond doting on her comeliness?
THE SCARLET STIGMAJAMES EDGAR SMITH
If they happen to meet with a ne plus ultra, abuse them, and send them back; if they grumble, flagellation is necessary.
THE ACADEMY KEEPERANONYMOUS
The nobleman superintended the flagellation of Gough, and at every stroke insulted him with taunts and inquiries how he liked it.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF IRELAND FROM AD 400 TO 1800MARY FRANCES CUSACK
It was just such a flagellation as the slavocrats deserved, and such a one as they never received before in the Senate.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, V. 4-20CHARLES SUMNER
It is generally accompanied by flagellation, which has for its object to purify the voluntary victim from the stain of sin.
INDO-CHINA AND ITS PRIMITIVE PEOPLEHENRY BAUDESSON
The looks that the people would bestow upon him would sting more than flagellation.
THE VITALIZED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
In both sections, after the flagellation, a chain is tied around the Indians neck, and in this way many of them die.
THE PUTUMAYO, THE DEVIL'S PARADISEWALTER HARDENBURG
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLAGELLATION

  • beating
  • flagellation
  • flogging
  • paddling
  • spanking
  • whipping
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.