Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of crucifixion.

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Examples

  • Easter 'crucifixions' - Catholics in the Philippines nailed to crosses for Good Friday Pope Benedict XVI condemns 'corruption and illegality' of politicians and businesses on eve of G8

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Town councillor Jimmy Lazatin, an organiser of the event, said that the crucifixions were a way of attracting tourists who bought hats, sunglasses, soft drinks, snacks and shirts from vendors who converged at the site.

    The Australian | News |

  • "crucifixions" take place, though previous to 1896 they were annual in many places in New Mexico and Colorado.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Knowing this historical truth about crucifixions, we should be surprised that the gospels speak so explicitly about Jesus' death.

    Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.: Requiem For Japan

  • It is reasonable to believe in a Resurrected Jesus because His defeated, frightened fishermen followers could only have been emboldened to buck the tide and start a new religious offshoot of Judaism – the EArly Church – while in the face of oppression and crucifixions – They could only have been emboldened by the Resurrected Christ Himself.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • Consider the genocides in the Old Testament and the crucifixions in the New, the gory mutilations in Shakespeare's tragedies and Grimm's fairy tales, the British monarchs who beheaded their relatives and the American founders who dueled with their rivals.

    Violence Vanquished

  • So it's a lot like the 1986 Tom Hanks classic The Money Pit, except with gouged-out eyes (a Fulci specialty), morgue mayhem, hungry tarantulas, crucifixions, demons, zombies, and a pretty spooky matte painting of hell.

    Stefan Beck: The Murders in the Roux Morgue: Fulci's The Beyond & Creole Gumbo

  • For a Muslim country, Morocco's seen more crucifixions than a Vatican postcard shopBritish-born McWilliams came to Morocco 10 years ago for Tony Scott's Spy Game, and decided to stay.

    What links Sex And The City stars to Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time?

  • Or is the hypothesis that crucifixions for insurrection were such commonplaces at the time that nobody in the administration bothered to keep tabs on whose followers were whose and essentially behaved in an ad hoc reactionary fashion to each new insurrectionist or nationalist challenge?

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

  • It is reasonable to believe in a Resurrected Jesus because His defeated, frightened fishermen followers could only have been emboldened to buck the tide and start a new religious offshoot of Judaism –the EArly Church–while in the face of oppression and crucifixions –They could only have been emboldened by the Resurrected Christ Himself.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

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