lynch mob


: a crowd of people who kill or try to kill (someone) illegally as a punishment

Examples of lynch mob in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the shoeshine under arrest, a Black militia gathered at a local jail to prevent a lynch mob from kidnapping and murdering him. Aaron Morrison, USA TODAY, 4 July 2023 But, Tyre’s lynch mob was dressed in department sweatshirts and vests, sanctioned by the entities that supplied them. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2023 In 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett Till’s mother, famously insisted on inviting the press and having an open casket for the memorial of her 14-year-old son, whose face was beaten beyond recognition by a white lynch mob in Mississippi. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2023 After Frank's sentence was commuted, he was murdered by a lynch mob. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2023

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“Lynch mob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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