Synonyms for impaled

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Just as I reached the door, he looked up and impaled me on his finger again.

The impaled heads of the victims were still to be recognized.

He stopped, considering, then impaled the man with a cold stare.

She wears too much white; she is impaled with a white consciousness.

And the Neapolitans impaled him in the outskirts of the town.

Is it not better to be my slipper-bearer than to be impaled?'

If the bird is not impaled on one of the sharp points it may be held in the fork.

A few seconds more, and he might be impaled on that terrible horn.

Finally his head was severed from the trunk of his body and impaled.

Had it not been for that Magazine, I should have been impaled without a shadow of a doubt.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to enclose with stakes, fence in," from Middle French empaler and directly from Medieval Latin impalare "to push onto a stake," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + Latin palus "a stake, prop, stay; wooden post, pole," from PIE *pak-slo-, from root *pag-/*pak- "to fasten" (see pact). Sense of "pierce with a pointed stake" (as torture or punishment) first recorded 1610s. Related: Impaled; impaling.