Sentence Examples


  • He was arrested and would have died on the scaffold if sympathisers had not rescued him.
  • He met his death on the scaffold with calmness and dignity.
  • Strafford was recalled to expiate his career on the scaffold; the army was disbanded; and the helm of the state remained in the hands of a land-jobber and of a superannuated Rebel lion soldier.
  • He made a short speech on the scaffold, expressing his repentance, and mounted the ladder last and with assistance, being weak from torture and illness.
  • Griffenfeldt was pardoned on the scaffold, at the very moment when the axe was about to descend.