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f la juh lay tuhd

  • v  whip
    The religious fanatics flagellated themselves
  • a  having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)

  • Having flagellated himself for Hiroshima, the plight of the Negro and the predicament of the American, he innocently demands: "Just tell me one thing I've done wrong.
  • The cart was used in the Holy Week ceremonies of the Penitentes, a sect of zealots who flagellated and crucified themselves and each other, and which, although modified in .
  • Like Michelangelo, Painter Goitia studied anatomy in dissecting rooms "to see about a flagellated back.

  • Orrin Hatch in Arizona Republic
    I think we all will agree - I think you've agreed - that this was poorly handled,Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told Gonzales. "I mean, how many times do you have to be flagellated over that?"
  • Neil Campbell in The Hook
    If we could trace all animal lineages back to their origin, they would converge on a common ancestor,say Neil A. Campbell and Jane B. Reece in Biology: Sixth Edition. "That ancestor was most likely a colonial flagellated protist that lived...
  • Andrew Rawnsley in Independent
    His inner demons gnawed at him with the fear that perhaps he was not up to being prime minister,writes Rawnsley. "It's my fault, it's all my fault,' he self-flagellated in front of intimates. He was consumed with remorse and guilt for the...

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