Prepositions after "slay"

"slay in" or "slay by"?

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    In 37% of cases slay in is used
    For you are the monster that slays in the false name of justice.
    Jabir's father Abdullah was slain in a battle with the enemies of Islam.
    Fothadh Airgtheach was afterwards slain in the battle of Ollarba, in Magh Line, by Caeilte.
    Thousands of Vanaras of Rama? s Army were killed by Meghnatha, the son of Ravana, who at last was slain in the battle by Lakshmana.
    The king and his queen met their ill fate as predicted by Ilyas, and were slain in the same grove where they had killed its innocent owner.

    In 33% of cases slay by is used
    He lived a quiet, content life until he found his father brutally slain by a British raiding party.
    He says, moreover, that the Irishman is wont, when his enemy is slain by him, to bathe himself in the blood.
    Ten years later, Agamemnon was slain by his own wife, Clytemnestra, in retribution for this slaying of Iphigenia.
    Aedh Allan, and Aedh, son of Colgan, King of Leinster, met each other in single combat; and Aedh, son of Colgan, was slain by Aedh Allan.
    Ravana was a clever king and when he heard that the two brothers had been slain by Rama and Lakshmana, he could guess that they were no ordinary warriors.
    Excerpts from the Annals 357 AD - After Caelbhadh, son of Crunn Badhrai, had been one year in the sovereignty of Ireland, he was slain by Eochaidh Muighmheadhoin.
    Sennacherib, the Assyrian king, spoke many things against God and wrote letters full of blasphemy; then an angel cut off his army and drove himself home to be slain by his children.

    In 8% of cases slay at is used
    Cathasach, son of Ailell, King of Ulidia, was slain at Rath Bethech.
    A year later Congal, son of Eigneach, lord of the Airtheara (the Oriors ), was slain at Rath Esclair, by Donnboo, son of Cubreatan.

    In 3% of cases slay because is used
    When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, John saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained (6:9).

    In 3% of cases slay before is used
    And Christ, being the Lamb, was slain before the foundation of the world.

    In 3% of cases slay from is used
    Thus the altar is a beautiful illustration of Christ who was slain from the foundation of the world.

    In 3% of cases slay on is used
    These chieftains were slain on the side of Aedh, namely Flann, son of Erthaile, and Snedgus Dearg Ua Brachaidhe.
    She is the one that killed God's people -- also in the fifth seal: In her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth (18:24).

    In 1% of cases slay as is used
    This was extremely painful for the parents of many ill-fated infants that were slain as a result of this cruel decree.

    In 1% of cases slay near is used
    He married Margaret Heenan, the widow of a man slain near Miner's Delight.

    In 1% of cases slay upon is used
    Part of the lamentation reads thus:? The beauty of Israel is slain upon the high places: how are the mighty fallen.

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