Examples of slay in a Sentence
The knight slew the dragon.
millions have been slain worldwide by this dreadful disease
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Also slain was Deputy William Durr, a two-year sheriff's department veteran and former police officer in nearby Brookhaven, where authorities said Godbolt fled and killed four more people at two other homes.
Also slain was Deputy William Durr, a two-year sheriff’s department veteran and former police officer in nearby Brookhaven, where authorities said Godbolt fled and killed four more people at two other homes.
Mohsen Morkous, the couple's two sons, a 4-year-old granddaughter, a 12-year-old grandaughter and three other relatives were slain.
The 61-year-old co-owner of Coach’s Bar & Grill was found slain on the Indian Creek Trail.
Once Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were slain, the party ended.
David Rorex and Dorian Rorex Jr. couldn't recall much about their dad, Dorian Rorex, slain in 1998 chasing a drug dealer through a Gary alley.
The defections are in response to the host’s promoting a right-wing theory that Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer, was slain after providing party emails to WikiLeaks.
The Apple Macintosh has slain countless foes over the years.
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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
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