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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The man at the center of one of the most grisly cases in recent Phoenix history was sentenced to 29 years in prison Friday morning, nearly three years after beheading his wife and two dogs before mutilating himself.
The two minute animated video showed a man slicing a woman's throat several times before beheading her.
The two men are among four members of the ISIS cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig.
The two men, both from west London, are among four members of the ISIS cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages including American journalists Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig.
About a 15-minute drive from Hanalei, the bar at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, on a bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay, celebrates every sunset by beheading a bottle of Champagne over the bayfront balcony.
He was seen in gruesome videos beheading American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and other hostages.
The rest of story is quite similar as well: He too, was beheaded on the orders of Emperor Gothicus and his body buried along the Via Flaminia.
Philly is the city where that hitchhiking robot, which counted on the collective humanity of strangers to reach destination after destination, was beheaded a few years ago.
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: to cut off the head of (someone) especially as a punishment
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