Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of behead.
  • adj. To have had your head cut off.

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  • adj. having had the head cut off

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Here in the Conciergerie, she speaks with Riouffe, with Ex-Minister Claviere; calls the beheaded

    The French Revolution

  • The President of Gambia has demanded that all gay people leave or they will be beheaded, which is minimally better than the proposed Ugandan law that would order a life sentence or death for those convicted of being homosexuals.

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  • Now as I said ye Law Condemns all thus to be Executed, but if it be great persons they obtaine Leave of ye king they may be beheaded, which is done on a scaffold Erected on purpose in manner of a stage, and the persons brought in Coaches with Ministers do as the former; then when they have ended their prayers and speech they Lay down their head on a block and stretch out their bodies.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard -- who is running as the Democratic nominee to unseat the Republican governor in November -- didn't hold back in seizing upon the apparent "beheaded" bodies misstatement.

    Jan Brewer's 'Beheaded' Bodies Claim Disputed By Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  • John himself was not "beheaded," yet who doubts but that he shall share in the first resurrection?

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • It practically mean that the organization was "beheaded" but only momentarily.

    Counterterrorism Blog

  • She said she expected to be "beheaded" someday by one of the windows whose sash chains she'd replaced.

    NPR Topics: News

  • It is those who have been 'beheaded' or harvested first; the firstfruits to God and the Lamb who have received authority, position and provision in order to feed and guide many.

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  • A Montreal imam publishes an entire book calling for homosexuals to be "beheaded," and the CHRC rejects the complaint.

    Irons in the Fire

  • The addition was not "beheaded" or purposely lost, as some were disposed to think, but after fearless intelligent direction by the committee, on the ground that mob law and execution follows suspicion of guilt, if the culprit or suspected one be colored, so swiftly that a crime is never proven, it was decided that there was no tenable ground for the acceptance even of the injurer's apology, much less a condemnatory resolutioin based on no other evidence than the word or reports of even those who support by non-interference crimes against law, humanity and God.

    The Woman's Era Vol. 2 No. 10

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