He'd been Damian's most trusted executioner for thousands of years.
The executioner from the corner emerged from the shadows and took her arms.
1739), public executioner of Paris from 1788 to 1795, was the son of Charles Sanson or Longval, who received in 1688 the office of executeur des hautes oeuvres de Paris, which became hereditary in his family.
The Heruli remained heathen until the overthrow of their kingdom, and retained many striking primitive customs. When threatened with death by disease or old age, they were required to call in an executioner, who stabbed them on the pyre.
The same day all her reputed lovers were executed; and on the 19th she herself suffered death on Tower Green, her head being struck off with a sword by the executioner of Calais brought to England for the purpose.'
She stayed the urge to curl up in her chair, jumping when a shadow with lopsided shoulders emerged from the corner dressed like an executioner in black hood and gloves.
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
The last act affected us most deeply, and we all wept, wondering how the executioner could have the heart to tear the King from his loving wife's arms.
The Spaniard became the swordsman and executioner of the counter-Reformation, because the power of the House of Austria depended on the imposition of religious unity in Europe.
Bernard represents man's bondage to Satan "as righteously permitted as a just retribution for sin," he being "the executioner of the divine justice." :Another theory of Origen's found less acceptance.
Report to the executioner.
Her eyes slid to Dustin as she tried to reconcile the executioner with the man who liked presents.
He'd served as Damian's executioner for thousands of years, a position he found fitting for his general dislike of the human capacity for evil.
The man in the executioner uniform dumped her onto a familiar surgical table in a room that stank of blood.
The book ends with the obscurest passage of the whole, an elaborate eulogy of the "herb pantagruelion," which appears to be, if it is anything, hemp. Only two probable explanations of this have been offered, the one seeing in it an anticipation of Joseph de Maistre's glorification of the executioner, the other a eulogy of work, hemp being on the whole the most serviceable of vegetable products for that purpose.
The decemvirs were finally compelled to resign and Appius Claudius died in prison, either by his own hand or by that of the executioner.
By the Etruscans he was also supposed to be a kind of executioner of the powers of the nether world, who, armed with an enormous hammer, was associated with Mars in the slaughter of battle.
Speck shifted away from him, a response Dusty was accustomed to after thousands of years as Damian's lead executioner.
The man in the executioner's hood left while Jilian, the man with midnight hair and eyes, approached.
She resisted the urge to move away from him, chilled by the visions of his work as Damian's executioner.
The large man in black with lopsided shoulders and an executioner's hood pressed himself into a corner.
He was their elder, the peacemaker, and the executioner.
(From Dennis.) part of a pillar, which once supported a baldachino over the altar, still preserves the name Acilleus, and beneath it a bas-relief of the martyr, with his hands bound, receiving his death-blow from the executioner.
1613), a mild divine, who had written a treatise on persuasion in religion, urging that as to it "men could be led, not driven"; Lambert Danaeus, who deserves remembrance as the first to discuss Christian ethics scientifically, apart from dogmatics; Johannes Drusius, the Orientalist, one of the most enlightened and advanced scholars of his day, settled later at Franeker; Johann Kolmann the younger, best known by his saying that high Calvinism made God "both a tyrant and an executioner."
He was Czerno's personal hit man, an executioner with no heart or soul.
Damian charged Jilian, Czerno's longtime executioner.
Pierre unloading his shotgun on the man in executioner's garb from Czerno's.
She wasn't about to contradict the cold executioner when he was in this mood.
babbles on - cruel, cold, calm executioner.
Jesus Christ himself will become the executioner upon such a wicked people.
Every moment I expect to see the executioner arrive with his ax.
Early in 2006, the fellows will begin their battles on behalf of the men and women facing the executioner.
God is good, and I am sure He would not have me become my own executioner.
Finally he was conveyed beyond the Burgh roods by the common executioner.
The executioner Scott was the executioner on this occassion.
executioner's ax has fallen for the final time.
executioner's hood dating back to the Middle Ages.
executioner of the proletarian revolution in any part of Europe.
There are less noble weapons that you can wield, such as an executioner's ax or spiked maces.
This was the executioner, who is half converted by the woman, and shows the most profound reverence for her.
The executioner William Billington made his preparations and then released the trapdoors.
II.); Apollo and the executioner complete the group. In the Lateran museum at Rome there is a statue representing Marsyas in the act of picking up the flute, a copy of a masterpiece by Myron (Hyginus, Fab.
Of Cartesianism towards the close of the 17th century the only remnants were an overgrown theory of vortices, which received its death-blow from Newton, and a dubious phraseology anent innate ideas, which found a witt y executioner in Locke.
Occupational Tattoos: In the world of the Russian prison system, a cat means one is a thief while an executioner denotes one who commits murder for hire.
He quickly rose in the command structure to the role of Executioner.
The Gulf of Venezuela, with its towns of Maracaibo and Gibraltar, were attacked and plundered under the command of a Frenchman named L'0110nois, who performed, it is said, the office of executioner upon the whole crew of a Spanish vessel manned with ninety seamen.
Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780.
The flogging was only just over, and the executioner was releasing from the flogging bench a stout man with red whiskers, in blue stockings and a green jacket, who was moaning piteously.
She had regarded the prospect of death with courage and almost with levity, laughing heartily as she put her hands about her "little neck" and recalled the skill of the executioner.
On the way to the execution, Alban converted the executioner to Christianity and he became a martyr, too.
He bore his agony with great composure and then told the executioner to turn him over to do the other side.
The king asked the executioner " Is my hair well?
executioner at one blow severed his head from his body.
Such work was to earn Eichmann the title ' chief executioner of the Third Reich ' .
Killing on behalf of the public executioner, Is called cutting wood on behalf of the carpenter.
Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.