"But his imperial majesty, fully determined against capital punishment
, was graciously pleased to say, that since the council thought the loss of your eyes too easy a censure, some other way may be inflicted hereafter.
He had frequently called for capital punishment
on criminals, and owing to his irresistible eloquence they had been condemned, and yet the slightest shadow of remorse had never clouded Villefort's brow, because they were guilty; at least, he believed so; but here was an innocent man whose happiness he had destroyed: in this case he was not the judge, but the executioner.
You were to have no capital punishment
, but were first to sweep off the face of the earth all legislators, jurists, and judges, who were of the contrary opinion.
According to the tenor of the sentence, which the criers read aloud and incorrectly, two farmers of the revenues, monopolists of money, dilapidators of the royal provisions, extortioners, and forgers, were about to undergo capital punishment
on the Place de Greve, with their names blazoned over their heads, according to their sentence.
There is no capital punishment
here for one thing."
We are working at capital punishment
. We shall do a great deal together, Ladislaw and I."
, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons -- including all the assassins -- entertain grave misgivings.
Parties of principle, as, religious sects, or the party of free-trade, of universal suffrage, of abolition of slavery, of abolition of capital punishment
,--degenerate into personalities, or would inspire enthusiasm.
At about the same time the burly Jonson killed another actor in a duel and escaped capital punishment
only through 'benefit of clergy' (the exemption still allowed to educated men).
I was frightened when I became conscious that I was seeing red, and the thought flashed through my mind: was I, too, becoming tainted by the brutality of my environment?--I, who even in the most flagrant crimes had denied the justice and righteousness of capital punishment
"Pardon me, madam: no need of explanation; your own fine sense must inform you that one of your frowns would be a sufficient substitute for capital punishment
'I personally support the President's call to reinstate capital punishment
for offenses related to drugs and plunder,' Revilla said in a statement.