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Fyles, watching, fancied that the fugitive had begun to flog his horse.

It is impossible to get Latin into a boy unless you flog it into him.

You flog us like children, but you forget that we are grown, and that it is more than the body that smarts.

If I can trace a bad word to any man's mouth, I'll flog him till he can't move.

Your uncle wished me to reduce you to subjection, and to flog you till you came to your senses.

What did Parasyte mean when he said your uncle wished him to flog you into subjection?

You did request him to flog me, and without understanding the merits of the case!

I went, but with the determination to offer resistance should he attempt to flog me again.

Half a dozen of them, at least, surrounded him, and urged him to flog Jacob.

Jerome felt his superiority, and always declared that no master should ever flog him.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.

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