executioner

[ US /ˌɛksəkˈjuʃənɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛksɪkjˈuːʃənɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
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How To Use executioner In A Sentence

  • So, she ran round and round the scaffold with the executioner striking at her, and her grey hair bedabbled with blood; and even when they held her down upon the block she moved her head about to the last, resolved to be no party to her own barbarous murder. A Child's History of England
  • But I'd never ask anyone - a hangman or executioner, to do something I wouldn't do myself, nor approve of it.
  • Plus, too many black children see school as a place where they're supposed to get reprimanded and putting black educators as main executioner; we're essentially fortifying centuries-old traditions of promoting blacks as overseer in the proverbial plantation. Jose Vilson: Why Black/Latino Male Teachers aren't as Effective in the Classroom... Yet
  • One of the executioners then pulled off a kind of furred tippet which covered her bosom; her modesty taking the alarm, made her start back a few steps; she turned pale, and burst into tears. The Pacha of Many Tales
  • I'm not your executioner. I'm not your devil and I'm not your God. I'm Charles Manson.
  • The singers are miked only for the dialogue, but their excellent diction makes the supertitles unnecessary, bringing out mad rhymes like "You very imperfect ablutioner" for "The Lord High Executioner. Taking Gilbert
  • He relished it, often acting as judge, jury and executioner. The Sun
  • Armed drones act as judge and executioner, employing on-board systems designed by government contractors, equipt with detectors having access to electronic voting and computer trading data. Bubble Busting, Boom!
  • Led to the scaffold from a death row cell, he was prepped for the noose by a masked executioner.
  • Since he does the whole judge/jury/executioner thing, everybody's out to get him, ergo, he has to make himself as scarce as possible.
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