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lynching

lin ching

  • n  putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
  • v  kill without legal sanction

  • Something new in the history of Georgia was brought about last week when Major Brown, white, pleaded guilty as the leader of the lynching party which dragged Dave Wright, white .
  • Suddenly the nightmare that Bangkok had dreaded was happening: a wild outbreak of kicking, clubbing, shooting, lynching.
  • Another lynching was done in Maryland last week, this time not on the ragged Eastern Shore but in the proud old city of Baltimore.
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  • President Bush in FOXNews
    The era of rampant lynching is a shameful chapter in American history,Bush said at a black history month event at the White House, which began with serious comments about prejudice and ended with music performed by The Temptations.
  • Moshe Katsav in BBC News
    I am the victim of a lynching organised by the judicial counsellor of the government [Menahem] Mazouz, the police, politicians and the media,Mr Katsav said. "My honour, and that of my family, has been attacked for the past three years. I...
  • Herman Talmadge in Forbes
    I don't think my grandfather's involved in any lynching,said Herman Talmadge Jr., who said he was 4 at the time. "If y'all are that far off, I feel sorry for you."

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