Examples of decapitate in a Sentence
a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated
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Earlier this year, comedian Kathy Griffin was in hot water after posing for a photo with a fake President Trump decapitated head.
The biologists quickly collected seven of the heads, which were so freshly decapitated that the eyes and pectoral fins were still moving.
In the photo, Paltrow posed in a bathtub wearing a cardboard box over her head with a shocked expression on her face — referencing the surprising moment when Pitt’s character opened a box to reveal her own decapitated head inside it.
One statue in the nearby city of Yonkers was decapitated, the head dumped next to a trash can.
But none of them want to be decapitated by a primary challenge.
In darkness, we are shown a series of close-ups: gnarled hand, decapitated head, a foot, some blood, fragments that make little sense until the final portrait is revealed.
High altitude winds, which can fight or even decapitate storms, are not strong, also helping Irma.
During their investigation, police have found videos on Madsen's personal computer of women being tortured, decapitated and murdered.
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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.
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