How to use Slay in a sentence

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  • How could any human be so heartless to slay an infant?

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  • But to each of these he gave a knife with injunctions to slay her husband on the marriage night.

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  • Darkyn did not slay the Dark One.

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  • At the former, St George comes down from the hill to slay the dragon at a well beneath a tree.

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  • He was represented in works of art as carrying off the body of the dead Patroclus or lifting up his hand to slay Helen.

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  • You can slay trolls and dragons, spend time shopping for new togs, or sending messages to your friends.

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  • As a premise they don't necessarily look interesting " Typical All American girl gets called on to slay vampires and save world " .

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  • It falls on tile tenth, and two or three following days, of the last month, Dhu-l-hijja, when the pilgrims each slay a ram, a he-goat, a cow or a camel in the valley of Mind in commemoration of the ransom of Ishmael with a ram.

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  • Another story is that they were presumptuous enough to seek Artemis and Hera in marriage, and that Artemis caused them to slay each other unintentionally on the island of Naxos, where they were afterwards worshipped as heroes.

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  • Usually a hero steps forward to slay the beast, and the story has a happy ending- at least as far as the villagers are concerned.

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  • Jabba has him thrown the the Raccor, a dinosaur-like beast that Luke manages to slay.

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  • Slay the White God, slay the balance.

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  • The princess would slay him, but is withheld by her mother, who sees they have need of Tristan's aid to unmask the seneschal.

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  • Like his brother Mahommed (1104-1118), who successfully rebelled against him, his most dangerous enemies were the Ismailites, who had succeeded in taking the fortress of Alamut (north of Kazvin) and become a formidable political power by the organization of bands of fedais, who were always ready, even at the sacrifice of their own lives, to murder any one whom they were commanded to slay.

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  • According to one of them, the first race was that between Pelops and Oenomaus, who used to challenge the suitors of his daughter Hippodameia and then slay them.

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  • As Asahel would not desist from the pursuit, though warned, Abner was compelled to slay him in self-defence.

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  • In the desperate battle under the walls of the city, he was severely wounded by Melanippus, but managed to slay his adversary.

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  • Though an eclipse of the sun prevented his bringing with him more than a handful of troops, he overthrew the tyrant's far superior force on the ridge of Cynoscephalae; but wishing to slay Alexander with his own hand, he rushed forward too eagerly and was cut down by the tyrant's guards.

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  • The provincial governors were enjoined to take the Jews under their protection, and leave was given to the latter to slay those of their kinsmen who had deserted the faith.

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  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.

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  • I'm reluctant to slay this sacred cow because it looks plain churlish, but somebody has to call it.

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  • It says that he used an ox goad to slay these 600 Philistines.

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  • Philippic entitled " Shall I Slay my Brother Boer?

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  • In one conflict a giant thought to slay him, but he was saved by Abishai, the brother of Joab, and the men took an oath that David should no more go to battle lest he " quench the light of Israel."

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  • The exiles had among them desperadoes who could slay; and, besides exciting the enmity of the Anglican clergy about the king, who bitterly resented the secularist spirit of his book, he had compromised himself with the French authorities by his elaborate attack on the papal system.

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  • Pierre still considered that it would be a useful and worthy action to slay the evildoer, but now he felt that he would not do it.

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  • What made those people burn houses and slay their fellow men?

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  • As a premise they do n't necessarily look interesting " Typical All American girl gets called on to slay vampires and save world ".

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  • The killer doll is back and his family must slay together in order to stay together.

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  • There are other parents, however, who believe that swords and other pretend toys encourage children to use their imaginations as they battle dragons and slay evil knights.

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  • Each of the two to five players have a team of three to six Jedi that slay enemies on the board.

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  • Follow the hunt as Mike tries to slay and his doctor tries to keep up with his tracks.

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  • Cobalt blue Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes were popularized by Carrie's Sex and the City wedding debut, but offscreen the effect of such a daringly different fashion maneuver can absolutely slay the elegance of your bridal attire.

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  • Knowledge that an heir to Isildur is returning to claim the vacant throne drives him mad, and he dies by his own hand, while trying to slay his surviving son.

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  • Louis is the original 'vampire with a soul', who feeds but not to slay, mocked by Lestat for his wishy-washy ways.

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  • Each man slew his wife and children; ten men were selected by lot to slay the rest; one man slew the nine executioners, fired the palace and fell upon his sword.

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  • This squadron never reached Egypt, for the crews, composed as they were of Polycrates' political enemies, suspecting that Cambyses was under agreement to slay them, put back to Samos and attacked their master.

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  • On returning to Rome, Felix was accused of having taken advantage of a dispute between the Jews and Syrians of Caesarea to slay and plunder the inhabitants, but through the intercession of his brother, the freedman Pallas, who had great influence with the emperor Nero, he escaped unpunished.

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  • Yet he could still gather a force which enabled him to seize Segesta, to slay or enslave the whole population, and to settle the city with new inhabitants.

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  • Their name for Antichrist is Dajjal, and they have a tradition that Jesus will slay Antichrist by the gate of Lydda.

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  • Zeus, to conceal the amour, changed Callisto into a she-bear; Hera, however, discovered it, and persuaded Artemis to slay Callisto, who was placed amongst the stars as iiptcros (" the bear").

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  • I hummed a tune I remembered my mother singing to me as I strolled to the barn to slay the lying witch-bitch who thought she'd tricked.

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  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.

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  • He is said to have established the rule that any candidate for the office should meet and slay in single combat its holder at the time, who always went about armed with a drawn sword in anticipation of the struggle.

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  • The members then trooped out, Cromwell crying after them, "It is you that have forced me to this; for I have sought the Lord night and day that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing this work."

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  • The devil-worshippers, at their sacrifices, slay the ox; and this the daevas favour, for they are foes to the cattle and to cattlebreeding, and friends to those who work ill to the cow.

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  • The Israelites were commanded to select on the tenth of Abib (Nisan) a he-lamb of the first year, without blemish, to kill it on the eve of the fourteenth and to sprinkle with its blood the lintel and sidepost of the doors of their dwellings so that the Lord should "pass over" them when he went forth to slay the first-born of the Egyptians.

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  • Heracles, on his way back from the land of the Amazons, offered to slay the monster and release Hesione, on condition that he should receive the wonderful horses presented by Zeus to Tros, the father of Ganymede, to console him for the loss of his son.

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  • Before setting out, the seer charged his sons to slay their mother as soon as they heard of his death.

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  • I slay a man for a wound, A young man for a stroke; For Cain's vengeance is sevenfold, But Lamech's seventy-fold and seven."

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  • We lose trace of the plot to slay him from the 10th of October 1 545 till the end of May 1546, the documents being missing; but on the 29th of May 1546 Beaton was cruelly murdered in his castle of St Andrews.

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  • A form Ath-Firdia, however, is connected with the ancient story of the warrior Cuchullain of Ulster, who, while defending the ford against the men of Connaught, was forced to slay many with whom he was on friendly terms, and among them the warrior Firdia, whom he regarded with special affection.

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  • The institution was under the supervision of the ephors, who, on entering office, annually proclaimed war against the helots (serf-class) and thus absolved from the guilt of murder any Spartan who should slay a helot.

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  • On the way they slay their half-brother Erp, whom they suspect of lukewarmness in the cause; arrived in the hall of Ermanaric they make a great slaughter of the Goths, and hew off the hands and feet of Ermanaric, but they themselves are slain with stones.

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  • Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows.

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  • Mina, (2) to slay a victim at Mina and hold a sacrificial meal, part of the flesh being also dried and so preserved, or given to the poor, 3 (3) to be shaved and so terminate the ihram, (4) to make the third ifada, i.e.

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  • The offspring of Rangi and Papa (kept in the dark as they were) held a council to determine how they should treat their parents, " Shall we slay them, or shall we separate them?"

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  • Here Arsaces and his brother Tiridates are derived from the royal house of the Achaemenids, probably from Artaxerxes II.; the young Tiridates is insulted by the prefect Agathocles or Pherecles; in revenge the brothers with five companions (corresponding to the seven Persians of Darius) slay him, and Arsaces becomes king.

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  • If an unknown stranger or person without property caught red-handed in the commission of a crime refused to submit to arrest, it was lawful to maim or slay him according to the magnitude of the attempted crime.

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  • When Theseus landed on the island to slay the Minotaur, Ariadne fell in love with him, and gave him a clue of thread to guide him through the mazes of the labyrinth.

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  • On the tenth, being asked the object of his visit, he handed the letter to the king, whose first plan for complying with it was to send him to slay the Chimaera, a monster which was devastating the country.

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  • La Fayette commanded the Franco-Scottish troops at the battle of Bauge (1422), though he did not, as has been sometimes stated, slay Thomas, duke of Clarence, with his own hand.

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  • How far Edward's solicitude was disinterested may be gauged from Froissart's parallel remark about the battle of Aljubarrota, where, as at Agincourt, the handful of victors were obliged by a sudden panic to slay their prisoners.

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  • In the same month, twenty-five years afterwards, the execution of his mistress, according to the verdict of her contemporaries in France, avenged the blood of a lover who had died without uttering a word to realize the apprehension which (according to Knox) had before his trial impelled her to desire her brother "that, as he loved her, he would slay Chastelard, and let him never speak word."

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  • Having entered the Roman army, he rose to be praetorian praefect in the Persian campaign of Gordian III., and, inspiring the soldiers to slay the young emperor, was raised by them to the purple (244).

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  • On the tenth day of the last month of the year the Great Festival (Al-id al-kabir), or that of the Sacrifice (commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim to slay his son Ismailaccording to the Arab legend), closes the calendar.

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