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noun as in lashing

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They point to the country’s arrest of critics, the execution of nonviolent offenders, the heavy air bombardment of Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the use of flogging as punishment for homosexuality, which remains a crime in Saudi Arabia.

From Time

I’m not trine be all performative smurf & create a social flogging or start some clickbait headlines.

“For fear the slaves should run away, while unable to work from flogging, He kept them chained till they could work again,” Grandy wrote.

Knight realized the law allowed rich men to stay home while poor men fought — so he deserted, only to find himself hog-tied, hauled to military jail and likely flogged.

From Ozy

I decided that if I was going to make it through the pregnancy, I needed to stop flogging myself with embarrassment.

According to some reports, the flogging of the new mother is to take place in less than two weeks.

“We ask actress Leila Hatami be sentenced to one to ten years imprisonment and flogging,” the petition read.

“It was a flogging or worse if you even carried a match into the mine,” one of the French laborers had told Walker Hancock.

In a nation of couch potatoes, advertisers know the value of flogging their brands when the orchestra starts to gush.

The poor devil willingly undertook to deliver it, and the marshal, as directed, caused the bearer to receive a hearty flogging.

He spoke against capital punishment, against church-rates, against flogging in the army, and against the Irish Established Church.

For a flogging is oftentimes the only punishment of which a rough and ill-conditioned boy is afraid.

Happily I had done some service to two or three slaves among the party, and had saved them more than once from a flogging.

Well, Miss Sommers herself was good enough to tell me that it would probably mean flogging to death.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flogging, such as: whipping, beating, caning, flagellation, flailing, and horsewhipping.

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