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decapitate

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Definition cut the head of
  • 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
  • decapitated = (have the head cut off)
  • In Denver he was carefully decapitated and, after the fifty-six-hour surgery to attach his body to my neck was completed, Jeremy Pratt's cremated remains were shipped home to his family and buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery on Locust Street.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • 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
  • The statue's decapitated body tilted and swayed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Whipping back around, Max merely glimpsed Scathach's smiling imposter as the mounted assassin swung the blade meant to decapitate him.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The others, he decapitated with the machete.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • From the top of the clouds rose the decapitated peak of a mountain, its summit covered with snow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He slashed his blade across the top, decapitating the controls in a shower of bronze sparks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The trolley shot forward, almost decapitating Chix Verbil.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • A gryphon soared overhead, almost decapitating him with its talons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • 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
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It seems to take only seconds before the Peacekeepers are decapitated.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • 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
  • Spurred by the success of her story about kitty's decapitation, Ethel continued in the same vein.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Charlotte's eyes widen as the decapitated blooms fly free of their broken stems.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Raising his ax high, the monster took three running steps and aimed a decapitating blow.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge

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