firing squad

  1. a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
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How To Use firing squad In A Sentence

  • Meanwhile, Switzer faces a firing squad each day.
  • In pleading guilty and inviting death by firing squad the narrator is at least making a stand.
  • MEK was formed in opposition to the Shah in the mid-sixties, and before long virtually its entire leadership was arrested and sent to the firing squad.
  • He was sentenced to execution by firing squad, but given life imprisonment because he had already served 12 years. Times, Sunday Times
  • In December, Beria was found guilty and sent before a firing squad.
  • Billy had heard that one man in each firing squad was customarily given a rifle loaded with blank cartridge.
  • He could face a firing squad if found guilty of the charges.
  • He did not have a card to play when he went in to face the FA firing squad. Times, Sunday Times
  • He could face a firing squad if found guilty of the charges.
  • Nowadays the only types of execution include gassing, the electric chair, lethal injection, firing squad and hanging.
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