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verb as in decapitate

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You must see the Vomitron and the Skateboard Guillotine for yourself to fully grasp their willful absurdity.

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Images of maskless students in Georgia went viral, for example, while teachers brought handmade coffins and a guillotine to a protest in New York City.

The pace of executions slowed, but did not stop, although now former supporters of the regime were more likely to be the victims of the guillotine.

We were talking and we said, we should probably write a finale for this season that could also be a series finale … We really felt like we were making the show with a guillotine above our necks.

Coca-Cola is trying to cut underperforming brands, and even modern ones like Odwalla juice and regional sodas like Delaware Punch are poised to fall prey to the cost-cutting guillotine.

The main approaches to execution since the guillotine have been hanging, the firing squad, and the electric chair.

Wasn't the original name of “The Queen is Dead” “Margaret on the Guillotine”?

There was actually a song called “Margaret on the Guillotine.”

True, the great majority of the old bulls survived the post, revolutionary guillotine.

Its heart is in the French Revolution, but so is the guillotine.

Promotion came speedily when the guillotine cleared the way in the higher ranks by removing the incompetent and unfortunate.

But France had had enough of the Terror, and knew that she could evolve her safety by other means than that of the guillotine.

The question between the Girondist and the Jacobin was, "Who shall lie down on the guillotine?"

The young ladies were all arrested, fourteen in number, and taken in a cart to the guillotine.

Hence the Jacobins had serious cause to fear a reaction, and determined to silence their voices by the slide of the guillotine.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to guillotine, such as: behead, execute, and lop.

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