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  • The guillotine was made to decapitate prisoners.
  • The jihadists developed a reputation for decapitating prisoners.
  • You will get yourself decapitated, my beautiful queen, and that would be a pity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  Twenty Years After
  • You don’t want to go telling everyone that a dying kid volunteered to be decapitated and that his parents signed off on it.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

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  • It gets decapitated by the next train that comes through.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • He left off decapitating fish to glare at me, dripping cleaver in hand, and I vowed never again to discriminate against the intoxicated.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The statue’s decapitated body tilted and swayed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Pulling the covers up to her chin, she squeezed her eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come, or for a clawed hand to snatch at her, to decapitate her.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Spurred by the success of her story about kitty’s decapitation, Ethel continued in the same vein.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Saw much of the work I had done in the way of severed limbs, decapitated bodies, and mutilated remains of all kinds.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • I know how this works—everyone starts dancing around the fire and painting their faces and worshipping a decapitated pig head and then someone gets hit by a boulder and plummets to their death—and, surprise, it’s the fat kid in glasses."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Sylvia herself was decapitated, which in itself was ghastly enough; it was intolerable that to Blackstock’s nearly insane grief was added the knowledge that the head itself vanished, catapulted by the immense impact into the East River.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He was just explaining to Frank how to avoid getting decapitated by his own Archimedes sphere when the sound of trumpets echoed through the stadium.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • And somewhere, my brother’s decapitated body lies as proof of that.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It seems to take only seconds before the Peacekeepers are decapitated.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • They lose limbs and are sometimes decapitated.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Where the struck B-24s had been, there were deep holes ringed by decapitated coconut trees.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • She immediately remembered face telling her not to go for the chest wound but for the decapitation.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It nearly decapitated him.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Unsuspecting diners in a restaurant decapitated by a falling ceiling fan.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Harry laid down his quill too, having just finished predicting his own death by decapitation.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Torkenbrand’s decapitated trunk crumpled to the ground in a puff of dirt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Then, internally, "If Renee could see me, I hope she would be satisfied, and would no longer call me a decapitator."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The poor truck was rattling to the point I expected the hood to fly off and decapitate a couple of pine trees.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The decapitated colossus reeled like a drunken giant; but it did not fall over.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • After slaughter, the hogs were decapitated, split down the length of the belly, pried open, eviscerated, and strung up by the hind hocks on a high conveyer belt.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The enemy is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve victory, terrorizing its own people, if necessary, and resorting to barbaric practices against its enemy, including decapitating people or butchering them.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The infant Jesus, decapitated, was less fortunate than the Christ.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • To be decapitated?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It sliced through with enough force to decapitate the creature, which sagged forward, black blood gushing from its neck stump.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The trolley shot forward, almost decapitating Chix Verbil.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • They were somehow balanced on necks ragged from the broadsword’s decapitating swing, and there was blood running down the pedestals.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In fact, I had no time to look, as the presiding judge had already started pronouncing a rigmarole to the effect that "in the name of the French people" I was to be decapitated in some public place.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • While thus speaking, we were actively engaged in the decapitation of the walrus, and in cutting off long strips of its skin.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Percy turned a sickly shade of green as he stared at the decapitated statue of his dad.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • From the top of the clouds rose the decapitated peak of a mountain, its summit covered with snow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I’d rather you were as ragged as a molting deer than have you decapitate yourself for the sake of a close shave.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Meanwhile, the press had taken up my affair, and kept me for a week or two careering through the public prints, in my decapitated state, like Irving’s Headless Horseman, ghastly and grim, and longing to be buried, as a political dead man ought.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Every nerve in his body seemed to tauten: He pulled out his wand, moved into the shadows beside the decapitated elf heads, and waited.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The griffin’s tail swept over my head and just missed decapitating me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Here there was a choke that couldn’t be controlled, so he decapitated buttercups while he cleared his ’confounded throat’.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • His neck was scraped raw by the seat belt, which had almost decapitated him.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Jose Arcadio and the gypsy girl did not witness the decapitation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Although they also wore the blue and gold uniform, each wielded the traditional "Vatican long sword"-an eight-foot spear with a razor-sharp scythe-rumored to have decapitated countless Muslims while defending the Christian crusaders in the fifteenth century.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Dorothea comforted Sancho, telling him that she pledged herself, as soon as it should appear certain that his master had decapitated the giant, and she found herself peacefully established in her kingdom, to bestow upon him the best county there was in it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The soldier stumbled, and Carn decapitated him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The Pequod’s whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship’s side—about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mr. Hall, endeavouring to act on instructions, received a sounding kick in the ribs that disposed of him for a moment, and Mr. Wadgers, seeing the decapitated stranger had rolled over and got the upper side of Jaffers, retreated towards the door, knife in hand, and so collided with Mr. Huxter and the Sidderbridge carter coming to the rescue of law and order.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • When sufficient kerns had been decapitated and sufficient rough handling had been dealt out to the English captains, Arthur would recognize the impossibility of further resistance.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The others, he decapitated with the machete.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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