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Behead  v. t.  (past & past part. beheaded; pres. part. beheading)  To sever the head from; to take off the head of.

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"Behead" Quotes from Famous Books

... haven to launch attacks against America and the world. Lacking the military strength to challenge us directly, the terrorists have chosen the weapon of fear. When they murder children at a school in Beslan, or blow up commuters in London, or behead a bound captive, the terrorists hope these horrors will break our will, allowing the violent to inherit the Earth. But they have miscalculated: We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... transgression of his command, called four most cruel executioners, and commanded one of them to cast him into prison, another to afflict him with grievous torments; the third to strangle him, and the fourth to behead him. By and by, when occasion offers, I will give you the right name of ...
— The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10) • Various

Words linked to "Behead" :   decollate, decapitate

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