Examples of decapitate in a Sentence
a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated
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His naked body — decapitated, dismembered, discarded — was found in front of a black cemetery just outside Jasper.
Caleb Schwab was decapitated in August 2016 while riding the waterslide.
My favorite is June, a dead girl who can shoot out spiky tendrils, turn invisible, and even throw her decapitated head at opponents.
He was beaten with a hammer, Amani says, and his body and decapitated head were found in the Everglades.
At one large and controversial roundup in Texas, thousands of pounds of rattlesnakes are collected in one weekend alone, many of the reptiles decapitated with a machete before a crowd of gawkers.
In Maya mythology, the loser of the ball game is decapitated, and today’s scholars widely accept that losers, not winners, got the chop.
The defiant, abrasive comedian, is back and louder than ever, just a year after posting a graphic photo of herself on Twitter holding a fake decapitated head resembling President Donald Trump.
His best friend was decapitated by a mortar round and his head ended up in Schrock's lap.
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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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