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noun as in hanging

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Another one of her signature songs, “Strange Fruit,” about lynching, was a direct challenge to the racial order of the day.

I paled and decided this was the end for me, but instead of a lynching I got a round of applause at the end.

Leaving things to the Spirit can turn a property dispute into a lynching.

Congress could not pass an anti-lynching law for several decades.

The lynching is a composite of numerous lynchings and violence against Negroes in the area in those years and years to follow.

Talpers played heavily on the lynching, because he knew the fear of the mob had become an obsession with McFann.

The white man who has been restored to absolute power so as to establish social ostracism, segregation and lynching is a success.

Indians, as a rule, have great self-control, but this sight so stirred them that there was very nearly a lynching.

This man told me that no lynching would ever have taken place had it not been for the uncertainty of the law.

Of all the States, Georgia had the worst record for lynching.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lynching, such as: execution, capital punishment, mob justice, stringing up, the gallows, and vigilante justice.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.