Definition of Burning at the stake
1. Noun. Execution by fire.
Generic synonyms: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Executing, Execution
Specialized synonyms: Auto-da-fe
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Literary usage of Burning at the stake
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"... Boys as Hunters—Making Presents—Shaving the Head—Scalp Lock—Cultivation of the Hair—Native Ingenuity—Treatment of Prisoners—Burning at the Stake. ..."
2. Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the by Christopher Wordsworth (1853)
"A little before his burning at the stake, his pardon was brought if he would have recanted, but he utterly refused it. He was the first proto-martyr of all ..."
3. The Chickasaw Nation: A Short Sketch of a Noble People by James Henry Malone (1922)
"Nor did Perrier confine his burning at the stake to the Natchez, for he played no favorites in his savagery. After referring to the fate of ..."
4. History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise, and Progress by Mrs Burton Harrison, Martha Joanna Lamb (1896)
"burning at the stake. — HANGING.—TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS. — DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING. — THE YELLOW FEVER IN NEW YORK. — DR. ..."
5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1886)
"Burning: at the Stake at Lincoln.—In 1722 Elizabeth Elsom was burnt at the stake for the murder of her husband, at the public place of execution in the ..."