Examples of crucify in a Sentence
They crucified her in the newspapers for having an affair.
Recent Examples of crucify from the Web
Mollinger’s chapel is purportedly home to 22 splinters of the True Cross (on which Jesus was crucified), a scrap from the Virgin Mary’s veil, and bones from all 12 of Jesus’s apostles.
Behind him was a blinking router balanced on the base of a cross with a tiny crucified Jesus and a golden statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Heroes typically get crucified or martyred in the end.
The church was built to commemorate the location where most Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried.
Now called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it is believed by many Christians to house a piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, his tomb and the site of his resurrection.
According to tradition, the church covers two of Christianity's holiest sites: the place where Jesus was crucified and his empty tomb.
Unless he is known as the one who had himself crucified (nailed through the hands to the roof of a Volkswagen).
On Good Friday, when Jesus is said to have been crucified, solemn processions take place in Jerusalem’s Old City.
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Origin and Etymology of crucify
Middle English crucifien, from Anglo-French crucifier, from Late Latin crucifigere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CRUCIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crucify for English Language Learners
: to kill (someone) by nailing or tying his or her hands and feet to a cross
: to criticize (someone or something) very harshly
CRUCIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of crucify for Students
1 : to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross
2 : to treat cruelly or harshly Dishonest judges were crucified in the newspapers.
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