Examples of behead in a Sentence
Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793.
Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded for plotting against Queen Elizabeth.
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Murdered in Mozambique At least ten people, including several children, were beheaded in northern Mozambique.
In 1536, England’s King Henry VIII married his third wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after the king’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded for treason and adultery.
One Instagram account reviewed by WIRED on Tuesday posted a photo of two men being beheaded by soldiers in black face masks.
King Henry VIII, for example, beheaded two of his six wives.
Word has spread through the valley that Islamic State militants appeared in one of the villages in recent weeks and beheaded a civilian.
Check out this video to find out who is in the costume here ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was arrested and charged with adultery; she was beheaded 17 days later.
A year later, he was forced out of the government and replaced by Avigdor Lieberman, a hawkish figure who once said that disloyal Arab citizens of Israel should be beheaded.
The issue became more prominent in recent days, after the announcement that the SDF had captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State cell who were commonly dubbed the Beatles and were known for beheading hostages.
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Definition of behead for English Language Learners
: to cut off the head of (someone) especially as a punishment
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