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  • n. Plural form of executioner.


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  • As the generations change, so the executors-or perhaps "executioners" is a better word-need to sell shares to pay the taxes.

    A Traditional English Family Company

  • 'Better get it over quickly,' muttered Hubert to himself, and he called the executioners, who had been waiting outside the door.

    Stories from English History

  • Vincent, smiling, called the executioners weak and faint-hearted.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • If the victim is not one of us, his executioners are our brothers 'executioners, and before Greatauk struck down this soldier he shot our comrades who were on strike.

    Penguin Island

  • When poor Sandford was upon the Stage, I have seen him groaning upon a Wheel, stuck with Daggers, impaled alive, calling his executioners, with a dying Voice, Cruel Dogs, and Villains!

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I

  • From torture to abjuration, and from that to the communion, there were only twenty-four hours 'distance; and the executioners were the conductors of the converts, and their witnesses.

    The Huguenots in France

  • In his despatches of February and April, 1821, he had mockingly referred to Napoleon's indisposition as being faked, and in May he is obliged to write himself as an unscrupulous liar, but notwithstanding this, his action meets with the approval of the chief of the executioners, which is very natural, seeing that this person was regarded as one of the most prominent scoundrels in Europe.

    The Tragedy of St. Helena

  • Speaking as an executor myself, I rather hope that they mean 'executioners'.

    BBC English

  • Only a few of these incidents became known, however, and even then it was only very rarely the "executioners" were caught and brought to trial before the State Court for the Defense of the Republic, a court especially created for this purpose.

    Commandant of Auschwitz

  • But theirs was a kind of executioners 'smile, for they were iron-blooded men, who felt that they had heard but now the trumpeting of the enemy at the gate.

    St. Cuthbert's


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