Executioner in a sentence

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Definition of Executioner

  • One who executes; an executer.
  • One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.
  • an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant

How to use executioner in a sentence. Executioner pronunciation.

I passed my _viva-voce_ examination at the hands of the young lady at the desk, paid my fees, got my testamur, and was shown into the torture-chamber, where the head executioner was busy adjusting his racks and screws.
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Her wickedness became in his eyes an added grace, and from the rack on which he lay he admired his executioner.
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The fairest of all queens, -[Mary, Queen of Scots.]-widow to the greatest king in Europe, did she not come to die by the hand of an executioner?
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One of the teachings is that love and faithfulness must so prevail in the hearts that men may see the stranger as a friend, the sinner as an intimate fellow, may count enemies as allies, regard foes as loving comrades, call their executioner the giver of life, consider the denier as a believer and the unbeliever as a faithful one—that is, men must behave in such a manner as may befit the believers, the faithful, the friend and the confidant.
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Aminta and Lady Ormont might think as one or diversely of the executioner's blow she had undergone.
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He who chooses to play the bravo's part on the great theatre of the world must not be afraid of death, whether it comes at the hands of the physician or the executioner.
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And I'll provide his executioner, I tender so the safety of my liege.
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For five months Captain Wright had seen only gaolers, spies, tyrants, executioners, fetters, racks, and other tortures; and for five weeks his food had been bread and his drink water.
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Cardegee persisted, vainly hoping to beat his executioner out of a few minutes.
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My right leg was already in irons, and the left one was in the hands of the man for the completion of that unpleasant ceremony, when the adjutant of his excellency came to tell the executioner to set me at liberty and to return me my sword.
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He was writhing horribly, but, seizing the rope with his hands, he drew himself upward; his blackened face glared down upon his executioners.
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And when the executioner plucks it out, reeking with the smaller mysteries of God's own Image, know us for His chosen servants, true believers in the Sermon on the Mount, elect disciples of Him who never did a miracle but to heal: who never struck a man with palsy, blindness, deafness, dumbness, madness, any one affliction of mankind; and never stretched His blessed hand out, but to give relief and ease!
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The Executioner of the Inquisition, says Goblin, edging in her head to look down also, flung those who were past all further torturing, down here.
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The executioner was holding it by the hair, and walking with it round the scaffold, showing it to the people, before one quite knew that the knife had fallen heavily, and with a rattling sound.
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The executioner: an outlaw ex officio (what a satire on the Punishment!) who dare not, for his life, cross the Bridge of St. Angelo but to do his work: retreated to his lair, and the show was over.
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There existed indeed a pagan party; the Syrian garrison of Acra was partly composed of Jews who sold themselves to be the executioners of their countrymen.
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But, well-a-day, it was not Pantagruel; he never was an executioner.
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She left all that to Lot, as a victim leaves the details of his death to the executioner.
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Passages from the different parts welled to his old lips; he gave the play over again-the scene between the lover and the husband, where the husband lays down the strange and sinister penalty to which the lover submits-the exquisite love-scene in the fifth act-and the cry of agonised passion with which Dona Sol defends her love against his executioner.
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He wondered how the old-time executioners had felt, in the days when there had been judicial homicide.
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Examples of Executioner

Example #1
I was rather taken with the rustic seat that was standing on a white fur mat in front of a scene representing the Jungfrau, but he headed me off it.
Example #2
A few more episodes of that sort eventually drove me to it.
Example #3
He sought no longer to discover her character from her letters, nor did he criticize the many contradictions which had perplexed him: it seemed to him that he accepted her now, as the phrase goes, 'as she was,' thinking of her as he might of some supernatural being whom he had offended, and who had revenged herself.
Example #4
Even her liking for Mr. Poole became submerged in a tide of suffering, and of longing, and weakness of spirit.
Example #5
And so it was that Agesilaus made answer to one who was saying what a happy young man the King of Persia was, to come so young to so mighty a kingdom: "'Tis true," said he, "but neither was Priam unhappy at his years."-[Plutarch, Apothegms of the Lacedaemonians.]-In a short time, kings of Macedon, successors to that mighty Alexander, became joiners and scriveners at Rome; a tyrant of Sicily, a pedant at Corinth; a conqueror of one-half of the world and general of so many armies, a miserable suppliant to the rascally officers of a king of Egypt: so much did the prolongation of five or six months of life cost the great Pompey; and, in our fathers' days, Ludovico Sforza, the tenth Duke of Milan, whom all Italy had so long truckled under, was seen to die a wretched prisoner at Loches, but not till he had lived ten years in captivity,-[He was imprisoned by Louis XI.
Example #6
I am apt to think that he had some further aim, and that his meaning was, that the very felicity of life itself, which depends upon the tranquillity and contentment of a well-descended spirit, and the resolution and assurance of a well-ordered soul, ought never to be attributed to any man till he has first been seen to play the last, and, doubtless, the hardest act of his part.