Examples of decapitate in a Sentence
a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated
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His car drove under the trailer, the roof was torn off, Brown was decapitated, and the Model S came to rest in a ditch nearly 400 yards away.
The good: Running up to and decapitating giant ogres looks impressive.
Caleb was decapitated while riding in one of the park's water slides.
The co-owner of the waterpark where 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated in 2016 was arrested and held without bond Monday in Texas pending his return to Kansas to face charges in connection with the boy's death.
The 10-year-old Olathe boy was going down Verruckt when his raft went airborne and he was decapitated by a metal hoop that supported a netting system atop the ride.
Now, Jeff Henry along with two other Schlitterbahn employees, the amusement park group and its private construction firm stand charged in the death of Caleb Schwab, who was decapitated on the Verrückt water slide in Kansas City in 2016.
An Ohio family is demanding answers after their beloved puppy was reportedly found decapitated along nearby railroad tracks.
Many people had seen Ursula decapitated, including kids who understandably were upset.
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Did You Know?
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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