put to death

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put to death kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment "In some states, criminals are executed"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Put to death to kill: to cause to be killed
    • Put to death to kill
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Quotations

  • Dag Hammarskjold
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    “In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “All men have fears, but the Brave put down their fears and go forward. Sometimes to Death, but always to Victory.”
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest%20Renan
    “The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.

Usage

In literature:

Whereupon Aristides, the Athenian, led a force in boats from Salamis to the island and put to death every man of the Persian garrison.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
The ringleaders, and those who were convicted of capital penal offences, were put to death.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Ralegh must be put to death, not ostensibly for San Thome, but for the Main Plot.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
When Jonathan asked what evil David had done that he should be put to death, Saul cast his spear at his own son.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
He presented himself to the Don Cossacks, who brought him in chains to Dmitri, by whom he was promptly put to death.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He even went so far as to put to death some of the demagogues, and to send others into exile.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
On one occasion, we are told, Mary fell ill; and her counselors took the opportunity to have Elizabeth put to death.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
The captives were put to death with every cruelty the emperor could devise, and to their sufferings he added mockery and derision.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
At last the day of execution came, and Damon was led out to be put to death.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Already, twenty persons had been put to death for witchcraft.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
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In poetry:

Where are the victors of the world,
With all their men of might?
Those that together kingdoms hurl'd,
By death are put to flight.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
For the clink o' siller put smiles on his face,
An' a gleg look in his e'e;
But wae to the greed that brocht on his doom,
An' the death he had to dree.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
The son, his sire slays with his breath,
The mother, puts her babes to death,
The wife, her spouse kills with a sigh,
The friend, each friend that dares com nigh.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
Will its subtile essence, passing through death's portal,
Put on nobler presence in a life immortal?
Or is man but matter, that a touch ungentle,
Back again may shatter to forms elemental?
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
Slay thou the son of falsehood with thy breath,
Who elevates himself 'bove all that's good —
And put that old, that scarlet-whore, to death,
Who slakes her thirst, so oft, with Christian blood.
"A Prayer For The Church" by Rees Prichard
Then let me bid this world farewell,
And hearts I loved the best;
For who on earth would wish to dwell
When Heaven offers rest?
The gospel shall my compass be;
Now, Death, I dare put forth with thee.
"A Dirge" by Peter John Allan

In news:

The Seven Countries Where You Can Be Put To Death for Being an Atheist.
(AP) — A Pennsylvania death row inmate is set for a clemency hearing a day before he's scheduled to be put to death.
Twenty-four years after Georgia became the first in the nation to ban the execution of the mentally disabled, the state is scheduled to put to death a man deemed such by a judge.
Only 43 people have been put to death in 2011, which is down 56% from 12 years ago.
Only 43 people have been put to death in 2011, down 56% from 12 years ago.
FARMINGTON — The Rottweiler that bit a boy during a public pet adoption event may not be put to death after all.
I personally think these killers of innocents should be put to death in the exact way they tortured and killed their victims.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A registered sex offender was put to death Wednesday for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.
Registered sex offender put to death for Texas woman's 2001 rape, robbery slaying.
Tucson News NowMan put to death in Texas for woman's 2002 slaying.
Should Not Be Put to Death .
A registered sex offender was put to death Wednesday evening for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop 11 years ago.
Mario Swain put to death for woman's 2002 slaying.
Stranded Seal Put To Death .
Donnie Lee Roberts was put to death in Huntsville on Wednesday for killing Vicki Bowen at her East Texas home nine years ago.
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In science:

The latter choice is implemented indirectly if everybody is put on a lattice and offspring have to be placed on an empty lattice neighbor; then no Verhulst deaths are needed at all.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
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