- n. Plural form of defenestration.
“By comparison, three quarters of the Labour front bench were state-educated and even after the sudden defenestrations of Smith and Flint and Blears there are still a few women around (although not enough) and even the occasional black face.”
“After two very public defenestrations of their leaders since 2005 it is unlikely that backbench Liberal ‘Democrats’ will have the stomach for defiance of their brand new leader.”
“Where are the defenestrations that shall break their bones, where is the estrapade that shall grind their joints?”
“In previous defenestrations - Eisenhower's turn against McCarthy, Buckley's expulsion of the Birchers, the removal of”
“It is my fear based upon recent developments that public tarings, defenestrations, and other violence either real or virtual (i.e. conducted on the new peoples 'sacred and secret altar of internet) may soon replace the shouting, posturing, and generalized discord that is our present ambience.”
“Notably, the defenestrations of Prague in 1419 and 1618 helped to trigger prolonged conflict within Bohemia and beyond.”
“Although defenestrations can be fatal depending on the height of the window through which a person is thrown (see Falling (accident)), or lacerations from broken glass, the act of defenestration need not carry the intent or result of death.”
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