1. pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale a shrimp on a skewer
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How To Use empale In A Sentence

  • Constantinople, and several of their friends empaled. Candide
  • If any one at present was to announce in Constantinople that he was favored by the angel Raphael, who is superior to Gabriel in dignity, and that he alone was to be believed, he would be publicly empaled. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • He had scarcely pronounced these words before he was empaled; nevertheless, he had been all along in the right. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • The first who would excite a tumult is empaled; and all is tranquil. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • By climbing over it, he would risk being empaled on the iron spikes, or otherwise injured. The Silver Lining A Guernsey Story
  • Well, it wasn't right for her to say it," said Anne, promptly deciding upon which horn of this dilemma to empale herself. Anne of the Island
  • He concluded by asserting emphatically that if it had not been for his foresight in providing himself with field-glasses, the steer would have been running over the flat with Aunt Lizzie empaled on its horns like a naturalist's butterfly, before any one could have prevented it. The Dude Wrangler
  • So was the mystery of iniquity consummated; for whereas the pope, to secure his new acquisitions, endeavoured to empale the title and privileges of the catholic church unto those Christians which professed obedience unto himself, unto an exclusion of a greater number, there ensued such a confusion of the catholic and a particular church, as that both of them were almost utterly lost. A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity
  • The commission to Moses, "to extirpate the Canaanitish tribes," has been the universal war-cry of the dominant party in the Church to burn and empale heretics. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846
  • They empale their prey on locust thorns and on the spines of other trees and bushes; and I have known a barbed-wire fence to be decorated with the remains of their victims. X. Bird Reserves at the Mouth of the Mississippi
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