Sentence Examples


  • Quinn was the first to vocalize what dominated all our minds like a walk up the gallows steps.
  • The term was, however,, particularly applied, in O.E., to a gallows or cross, especially to the Holy Cross on which Christ was crucified, the sense in which the word survives.
  • There it was hanged on a gallows, and in the evening taken down, when the head was cut off and set up upon Westminster Hall, where it remained till as late as 1684, the trunk being thrown into a pit underneath the gallows.
  • Perhaps I was over sensitive to such impressions at the time, but I could not help staring at this gallows with a vague misgiving.
  • It's ominous, thinks I. A Coffin my Innkeeper upon landing in my first whaling port; tombstones staring at me in the whalemen's chapel; and here a gallows! and a pair of prodigious black pots too!

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