putting to death


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n putting to death the act of terminating a life
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “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
    “The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.”
  • Bible
    “He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]”


In literature:

Is it not a maxim of war, that he who strives to defend a defenceless place must be put to death?
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
But anyone whose riddle I can guess, him I may put to death.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Go, let her be put to death at once!
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
So the command was given that the wise men were to be put to death.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
He vented his spleen by putting several young women to death for having refused to marry his soldiers.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Now God forbid, since you would have me die, but I have you put to death or driven from the world!
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
That good-natured brother ordered the betrayed and distressed prince to be put to death.
"Strange Stories from History for Young People" by George Cary Eggleston
Jesus was put to death on the legal charge of being "Christ, a King," a provincial rebel.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
Amongst the Eveans a debtor who cannot pay is put to death.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The Count, coming up and seeing himself deceived, orders Manrico to be put to death instantly.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley

In poetry:

O keep my soul from death,
Nor put my hope to shame,
For I have placed my only trust
In my Redeemer's name.
"Psalm 25 part 3" by Isaac Watts
This is the man death cannot kill,
For he hath put on arms;
Him sin nor Satan hath not skill
To hurt with all their charms.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
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
"Think ye that he put you here,
Gave you labour, gave you pain,
So your end should be fear
That you plead to Him in vain?
Nay, dear laddie, while you've breath,
Live in hope, an' smile on death."
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis
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:

Foresnsic pathologist Dr Kristen Rolf is put on the stand to explain her findings in the death of Larry Gilliam.
Sentencing rescheduled for Taft mother who put her toddler in danger, which led to her death.
The Taft mother accused of putting her toddler in danger, which led to her death, is scheduled to learn her fate in court on Wednesday.
However, if you put that same frog in a pot of cool water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will not realize it is being boiled to death and will stay in the pot and die.
Less than two weeks before a convicted killer is scheduled to be put to death, his attorneys on Thursday made a last-ditch effort to save their client.
All who refused to obey his command were put to death.
The warden of the prison where Ohio puts inmates to death says the state's execution table can easily hold a condemned inmate who has argued he is so big it might collapse.
Arkansas hasn't put anyone to death since 2005—in part because of legal chall.
The court in August refused to overturn the finding of the third penalty hearing that Moore should be put to death.
"I am innocent," said Troy Davis, moments before the the state of Georgia put him to death.
Sex offender put to death for Texas woman's 2001 murder.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – 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.
Mark Howard McClain was put to death by lethal injection at 7:24pm EDT.
HUNTSVILLE— 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.
Man put to death for woman's 2001 slaying.

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