Examples of decapitate in a Sentence
a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated
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Related: Lion pair killed, decapitated in South African sanctuary a year after rescue from mistreatment in circuses Black villagers see poaching as both a right and a necessity.
Decapitated the Mexicans. Erected steel walls to keep the riffraff out. Sucked these hills barren of gold.
According to Chinese writings, they were decapitated.
Ten-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated last August while riding what was then the world's tallest waterslide in Kansas City.
The latest incident was last week, when the Buddha statue was decapitated.
The tranquil setting will be the scene of a huge and bloody undertaking, with workers decapitating thousands of deer at roadside stations and stuffing their carcasses into cold storage until they can be sent to landfills or incinerated.
In 2013, a player was stabbed to death by a referee, who was then decapitated by fans.
Heads—missing or decapitated—are also represented in the site’s stone artwork.
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Decapitation is a quick and fairly painless way to go, so it was once considered suitable only for nobles like Sir Walter Raleigh, Mary Queen of Scots, and two of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives. The invention of the guillotine in the 18th century was meant to make execution swifter and more painless than hanging or a badly aimed blow by the executioner's sword.
DECAPITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decapitate for English Language Learners
: to cut off the head of (a person or animal)
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