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 Meanings and Examples of SLAY
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slay
 v.  put to death with a weapon, or by violence; put an end to destroy
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Their hands did not falter any the more because those that they loved implored them to slay them.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  They either slay the man, or themselves die.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
3  Then he bids slay three steers to Eryx and a she-lamb to the Tempests, and loose the hawser as is due.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
4  Then they duly slay the consecrated beasts over the flames, and tear out their live entrails, and pile the altars with laden chargers.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
5  Now, to meet these difficulties and their attendant disorders, there is no more potent, effectual, wholesome, and necessary remedy than to slay the sons of Brutus.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI.
6  Yet it cannot be called talent to slay fellow-citizens, to deceive friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; such methods may gain empire, but not glory.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII — CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINC...
7  I know poetry is not dead, nor genius lost; nor has Mammon gained power over either, to bind or slay: they will both assert their existence, their presence, their liberty and strength again one day.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  If a town was in disfavor, the railroad could ignore it, cut it off from commerce, slay it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
9  Jekyll was now my city of refuge; let but Hyde peep out an instant, and the hands of all men would be raised to take and slay him.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
10  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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
11  And only that feeling placed him on that highest human pedestal from which he, the commander-in-chief, devoted all his powers not to slaying and destroying men but to saving and showing pity on them.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER V
12  Therewithal he shows the holy wood of Argiletum, and calls the spot to witness as he tells the slaying of his guest Argus.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
13  But in slaying his sister he had been guilty of a heinous crime.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV.
14  Thine hand, unconquered, slays the cloud-born double-bodied race, Hylaeus and Pholus, the Cretan monster, and the huge lion in the hollow Nemean rock.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
15  Liger slays Emathion, Asylas Corinaeus, the one skilled with the javelin, the other with the stealthy arrow from afar.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
Example Sentence:
1  The sons, heirs to the Theban throne, quarrel over who will assume the kingship and they slay each other.
2  Ill air slays sooner thant the sword.
3  Ill air slays sooner than the sword.
4  Arvind Mahankali slayed the German language that has bedeviled him for so many years by correctly spelling “knaidel”; the confetti popped, cameras snapped and Arvind was handed the huge, shiny trophy.