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  • n. Plural form of flagellation.

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Examples

  • NOW: Gary Weiss, Portfolio: Hey, the public needs ritual flagellations just as much as they did in Salem in the 1600s.

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  • National Nancy Day is best known for its party games, Jell-O shots, stuttering contests, self-flagellations, and rooting for the team playing against the Harlem Globetrotters.

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  • So the idea is one of Washington's ritual flagellations.

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  • Along side the Juloos the forehead cutting the sword matam and the flagellations continue..to the chant of Ya Hussain..

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  • I had made my choice I found an arch from where I decided only to shoot the flagellations and miss the Juloos, however in the end I shot portions of the Juloos too..

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  • These Asiatic superstitions gave rise to the flagellations which we have imitated from the Jews.

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  • He does, in fact, provide a third sort of life - that of the intellectual community of misfits in Iceland - but poor John the Savage isn't allowed to go there, and he wouldn't have liked it anyway, as there are no public flagellations available.

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  • Maurice who evidently only managed to inflict his ghastly flagellations on the Baron from mechanical habit, ignorance, need of money and preference for making it without working although, perhaps, it gave him more trouble.

    Time Regained

  • I probably jumped up and down in front of the motion camera in hopes that increasingly acrobatic (if slightly uncoordinated) flagellations would cause it to magically trip and slide the glass doors open.

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  • On the matter of speaking, Simon left one para - graph which has astounded later generations., especially those of us who have gone through pub - lic flagellations such as Watergate and the pre - sent Iranian arms scandal:

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