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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOGGING

First you must have a flogging for having told an untruth, then we will see to the rest.

Fortunately for him the poor fellow died as a consequence of the flogging.

"You want a flogging, that's what you do;" said a parent to his unruly son.

I dont value a flogging a straw, nor do I regard a spatting a hair.

Taxation, like flogging in the army, never comes on the right part of the back.

Once I passed a chaise with a flogging post-boy and steaming nags.

Ye may luik for a flogging if I don't get it, and a daily flogging till I do.

"It would do me good to give him a flogging," said Aaron Bickford.

But the most delightful of all Boer customs was the custom of flogging by pipes.

Guilty or not guilty, it is enough to be accused, to be sure of a flogging.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLOGGING

corporal punishment

nounphysical punishment
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