Sentence Examples


  • He was arrested and would have died on the scaffold if sympathisers had not rescued him.
  • But in 1696 for his boldness in granting absolution on the scaffold to Sir John Friend and Sir William Parkyns, who had attempted the assassination of William, he was obliged to flee, and for the rest of his life continued under sentence of outlawry.
  • The execution was a military and not a national act, and at the last scene on the scaffold the triumphant shouts of the soldiery could not overwhelm the groans and sobs raised by the populace.
  • Less lucky than his uncle, Conradin escaped with his life, to die upon a scaffold at Naples.
  • To Sir William Kingston she protested her entire innocence, and on the scaffold while expressing her submission she made no confession.

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