lethal lethal  /ˈli θəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of an instrument of certain death

Usage(s):

  1. Virginia is set to carry out its 100th execution, the country's eighth by lethal injection since the Supreme Court upheld the procedure.
  2. Soldiers today are asked more often to keep the peace or defuse demonstrations, and the last thing they want in those situations is to fire a lethal weapon.
  3. The delayed execution of Michael Morales in California has revived the issue of whether lethal injection should be allowed.

News

  1. Lethal Force wins big at Ascot

    Lethal Force sprinted to victory Saturday by two lengths in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the headline race on the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  2. Lethal Force wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes

    ASCOT, England (AP) -- Lethal Force sprinted to victory Saturday by two lengths in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the headline race at Royal Ascot on the fifth and final day which was marred by the death of a horse trained by the wife of Henry Cecil.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Lethal Force Wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot

    Lethal Force sprinted to victory by two lengths in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the headline race on the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot in England.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. Bush said that "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government. ...... Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer and confront an enemy that is even more lethal."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. The inmates "have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol, and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual...
    on Apr 16, 2006 By: John Roberts Source: 940 News

  3. "We are working with Oregon State University to do formalized research in the southern hemisphere," Terri Irwin told the Nine Network television. "We can actually learn everything the Japanese are learning with lethal research by using...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Terri Irwin Source: Prince George Citizen

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