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Her body was found naked six days later, surrounded by tulip petals. She had been strangled. Fox's CD player was later found in the area during a search for evidence. No arrest was ever made.
Sentence in Classic:
Again, many causes may hinder a poisoned draught from proving mortal; as when the murderers of Commodus, on his vomiting the poison given him, had to strangle him.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
She silently watched him go up the stairs, feeling that she would strangle at the pain in her throat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Milady does not know me; I will get access to her without her suspecting me, and when I catch my beauty, I will strangle her.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
It was a thing to be driven out of the mind, to be drugged with poppies, to be strangled lest it might strangle one itself.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
He stretched out his arms in the street to hold fast the frail swooning form that eluded him and incited him: and the cry that he had strangled for so long in his throat issued from his lips.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
During this conversation, the news was spread that two Viziers and the Mufti had been strangled at Constantinople, and that several of their friends had been impaled.
It was altogether unaccountable that a young gentleman whose imagination had been strangled in his cradle, should be still inconvenienced by its ghost in the form of grovelling sensualities; but such a monster, beyond all doubt, was Tom.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context