In the hush which followed, our crime was recited, the death warrant
read, then everybody uncovered while a priest uttered a prayer.
As for Elizabeth herself, this invitation was so far from exciting in her the same feelings as in her mother and Lydia, that she considered it as the death warrant
of all possibility of common sense for the latter; and detestable as such a step must make her were it known, she could not help secretly advising her father not to let her go.
She read Anne's death warrant
by consumption in it unless it was scrupulously obeyed.
"Because doing so would simply be signing the death warrant
of Cornelius and John de Witt."
"You have sealed his death warrant
, my princess--Sab Than dies."
What I mean is that at the moment the black sergeant, Usanga, and his renegade German native troops captured me and brought me inland, my death warrant
They felt that all was lost; they sat like prisoners summoned to hear the reading of their death warrant
. There was nothing more that they could do--they were trapped!
And as Joan de Tany watched she saw the smile suddenly freeze to a cold, hard line, and the eyes of the man narrow to mere slits, and her woman's intuition read the death warrant
of the King's officer ere the sword of the outlaw buried itself in his heart.
"Well, he drew up his own death warrant
at the same time," said Lestrade.
At the sight of him the women broke into loud lamentations, for they looked upon the signing of a will as the signing of a death warrant
. Wolfert made a feeble motion for them to be silent.
To delay even a second in argument would have sealed the death warrants
of them both.
A death warrant
issued for June 24 was stayed by the High Court after hearing the petition of the two convicts last month.