Examples of slay in a Sentence
The knight slew the dragon.
millions have been slain worldwide by this dreadful disease
Recent Examples of slay from the Web
For the first six months of 2017, more than 90 percent of Chicago homicide victims were slain by gunfire, according to Police Department records.
Needless to say, Ariana absolutely slayed in this look, proving your birthday outfit definitely does not have to consist of a dress to be glamorous.
The king, believing the beast had already been slayed, offered little aid.
A Chicago man faces a federal sex trafficking charge in the case of a 16-year-old girl found slain in a Markham garage last Christmas Eve.
Jones, in his telling, is Perseus, descending into the Labyrinth to slay Medusa.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people — many at point-blank range — before they were slain by security forces, police said Thursday.
Days after Cyrus Jefferson was found slain, deputies arrested Stacy Littleton, who Jefferson had recently met.
Iran’s state broadcaster said a security guard was killed at the tomb and that one of the attackers was slain by security guards.
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Origin and Etymology of slay
Middle English slen, from Old English slēan to strike, slay; akin to Old High German slahan to strike, Middle Irish slachta stricken
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of slay
SLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slay for English Language Learners
: to kill (someone or something) especially in a battle or war
: to kill (someone)
: to delight or amuse (someone) very much
SLAY Defined for Kids
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