whipping post

NOUN
  1. post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
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How To Use whipping post In A Sentence

  • There's a terrible scene where he is chained to a whipping post and flogged with sadistic pleasure by brutish Roman guards.
  • Between April and October, the town crier issues a daily proclamation at the High Cross, where in bygone times you would have found bear-baiting, stocks and a whipping post.
  • Grace can legally be ‘bound to the whipping post as the victim to the stake, and lashed with rawhides alternately by the two'.
  • Though plantations were mini-states - with private jails, stockades and whipping posts - planters also depended on the army, judges, mayors and local constables to force workers to submit to their will.
  • Free enterprise did not bring us the current economic disaster, although free enterprise has become a favorite whipping post of many left leaning expectants of an uncurbed welfare state, and of the current administration. Obama's Not So Free Money
  • Paul pleaded his privilege as a Roman citizen, by which he was exempted from all trials and punishments of this nature (v. 25): As they bound him with thongs, or leathern bands, to the whipping post, as they used to bind the vilest of malefactors in bridewell from whom they would extort a confession, he made no outcry against the injustice of their proceedings against an innocent man, but very mildly let them understand the illegality of their proceedings against him as a citizen of Rome, which he had done once before at Philippi after he had been scourged (ch.xvi. 37), but here he makes use of it for prevention. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Between April and October, the town crier issues a daily proclamation at the High Cross, where in bygone times you would have found bear-baiting, stocks and a whipping post.
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