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synonyms for gallows

  • gibbet
  • hanging
  • noose
  • potence
  • rope
  • scaffold
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How to use gallows in a sentence

It is far from evident why Soulis escaped with imprisonment while Brechin and others were sent to the gallows.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
He missed no opportunity of thwarting and damaging the Government which had saved him from the gallows.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The evening previous he tried to poison himself, but lived to be stoned and hooted by the populace on his way to the gallows.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Once they hung a father and son, whose sole offence was their loyalty to the Government, on the same gallows.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
Unknown or distant sufferings make less impression upon people than the erected gallows, or the example of a hanged man.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Therein Hakon gained the victory; moreover Harald was taken prisoner, and Hakon had him hanged upon the gallows.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
It is a book, woman, that should be in the hands of every Christian, especially such as die upon the gallows.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
On the 5th of January, 1715, we are told that sixteen rebels “were hanged upon Gallows Hill, for high treason and conspiracy.”
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
His body was afterwards carried to Gallows-green, where, after being hanged up for some time, it was interred.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
He halted immediately, caused his dragoons to erect a gallows, and then beat to arms.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME II (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
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WORDS RELATED TO GALLOWS

  • abuse
  • amercement
  • beating
  • castigation
  • chastening
  • chastisement
  • comeuppance
  • confiscation
  • correction
  • deprivation
  • disciplinary action
  • discipline
  • forfeit
  • forfeiture
  • gallows
  • hard work
  • infliction
  • just desserts
  • maltreatment
  • mortification
  • mulct
  • ostracism
  • pain
  • penance
  • proof
  • punitive measures
  • purgatory
  • reparation
  • retribution
  • rod
  • rough treatment
  • sanction
  • sequestration
  • short shrift
  • slave labor
  • suffering
  • torture
  • trial
  • unhappiness
  • victimization
  • what for
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