pillory


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Synonyms for pillory

ridicule

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Synonyms for pillory

a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck

expose to ridicule or public scorn

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punish by putting in a pillory

criticize harshly or violently

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Half-way up the street and clamped to the wall outside the former police station stands the town pillory.
In the word game "Pardon or Pillory," the player must guess the correct letters for the word to keep the colonist out of the pillory.
In April, when a series of retired generals hit the cable Tv circuit to pillory Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Washington Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley speculated about whether the generals had conspired to retire around the same time in order to bring down the Pentagon's head man.
(4) He was found guilty, and received a sentence of undue severity: "to stand in the pillory three times, to pay a fine of 200 marks (about 134 [pounds sterling]) and to remain in Newgate until he could 'find good sureties to be of good behaviour for the space of seven years from thence'...." (5) As Defoe later wrote about himself, "Thus they laid him under a heavy Sentence, Fin'd him more than they thought him able to pay, and order'd him to be expos'd to the Mob in the Streets." (6) Defoe spent three consecutive days--29, 30, and 31 July--in the pillory, during the busy noon hour, first outside the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, then in Cheapside, and then at Temple Bar in Fleet Street.
Occasionally he could pillory the author of a book; he became heavily involved at one point in controversy with a nun who had written a book in which she seemed to say that an apostate priest named Tyrrell was a forerunner of the Second Vatican Council.
Maury Tamarkin recently pointed out that in James Joyce's Ulysses, some 42 per cent of the way through the nighttown chapter, the Artane orphans join hands and caper around Bloom while he is seated in a pillory. They recite the following ribald verse: If you see kay / Tell him he may / See you in tea / Tell him from me.
It is thought that a number of them could relate to the tale of Roland Jenks, who in 1577 was sentenced to be nailed by his ears to the local pillory for his allegiance to the Pope in a case known as the Black Assizes.
It hardly helps when gay conservatives pillory organizations that strive for racial parity or chafe at making alliances with other groups and their causes.
But it says even less for an audience that would probably have been first in the queue to throw rotten vegetables at poor souls locked in the pillory.
running ads to praise friends of pillory foes?" writes Samuelson.
The authors demonstrate that the pillory underwent a revival after 1750 to punish sexual assault, homosexuality and deceit, while the stocks were still used in Berwick until the mid nineteenth-century.
Their show usually tries to humiliate public figures, and pillory them.
He then became a radical MP, suffered imprisonment due to a financial scandal and was the last man to stand in the pillory. He then escaped from gaol to become a mercenary admiral fighting for the Spanish colonies in revolt against Madrid and the Greeks in revolt against Constantinople.
This being the case, I am not prepared to pillory affluent young couples who decide to go the on-line ovulation route.