Usage examples for gallows

  1. I, however, positively refused to see him, saying, that I believed him to be a great scoundrel, and that I would on no account suffer him to come into my room again; and I not only cautioned the Doctor against him, but I believe I told him to take care, or Castles would bring him to the gallows. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  2. Soldiers, away with him to the gallows!" – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  3. Of course, I don't mean she'll end on the gallows, if that's what troubles you. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  4. Honest indeed, said Peter, like the thief on the gallows! – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. By Brown's order they were hanged upon a gallows until they were nearly strangled. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  6. Indeed it really was dressed in the garments of one of his old comrades, who had paid the penalty of his crimes on the gallows. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  7. Miss Penny laughed, and rattled the miniature gallows of her ears. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  8. Some say that they only grow beneath gallows from that which falls there; that the male grows from the corruption of a man's body; and the female from that of a woman's; but that is surely a lie, and a foul one, too. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. If you were sent to the gallows as a rebel with the rest, what would you say then? – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  10. The place of execution was a high hill on the 25 outskirts of Salem; so that many of the sufferers, as they stood beneath the gallows, could discern their habitations in the town. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  11. He who wants to hang anybody or any thing, even though it be but a painting, ought to have at least a substantial gallows." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  12. She did not relish the idea of being made a widow by the gallows. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  13. It was the gallows! – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  14. But I'll own up fairly, I've the shakes upon me for the gallows. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. If I complain to their master, said he to himself, they will certainly be flogged, and that I should be sorry for: yet they must not be let to go on stealing; that would be worse still, for it would surely bring them to the gallows in the end. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  16. The blow has been struck, and I am not a man to neglect the precautions necessary to escape the gallows, if I can. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  17. These are notions which serve to cheat the mind and represent as the road of pleasure that which is indeed the highway to the gallows. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  18. He has his reasons, and they seem sufficient to him to keep him silent even under the shadow of the gallows. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  19. As to my own notions, this is what I think,- a nasty country, a wretched climate, a people fit for the gallows. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. Fortescue himself, perhaps because he was a second cousin of the queen and brother of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, seems to have escaped the gallows. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein