hanged


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hanged

executed by suspending by the neck: He was hanged at dawn.
Not to be confused with:
hung – fastened from above with no support from below; suspended: She hung up her clothes.

hanged

 (hăngd)
v.
Past tense and past participle of hang. See Usage Note at hang.
Translations
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They have bound him and taken him to Nottingham Town, and ere I left the Blue Boar I heard that he should be hanged tomorrow day."
So David strode forth, and when he came up to the pilgrim, he saluted him and said, "Good morrow, holy father, and canst thou tell me when Will Stutely will be hanged upon the gallows tree?
"Now, out upon thee, young man," cried the Palmer, "that thou shouldst speak so when a good stout man is to be hanged for nothing but guarding his own life!" And he struck his staff upon the ground in anger.
"You are going to be hanged. 'Tis a very simple matter, gentlemen and honest bourgeois!
I am going to have you hanged to amuse the vagabonds, and you are to give them your purse to drink your health.
It was an Irishman that hanged him last night, at eight o'clock.
Higginbotham's corpse were not yet discovered by his own family, how came the mulatto, at above thirty miles' distance, to know that he was hanging in the orchard, especially as he had left Kimballton before the unfortunate man was hanged at all?
There was a white hart that lived in that forest, and if anyone killed it, he would be hanged, she said.
Let us leave this armour hung up on some tree, instead of some one that has been hanged; and then with me on Dapple's back and my feet off the ground we will arrange the stages as your worship pleases to measure them out; but to suppose that I am going to travel on foot, and make long ones, is to suppose nonsense."
that is their mean yet mighty byword of reproach -- the watchword with which they assassinated, hanged, and made away with Concini; and if I gave them their way they would assassinate, hang, and make away with me in the same manner, although they have nothing to complain of except a tax or two now and then.
"Sire," replied Richelieu, "rest assured that Particelli, the man to whom your majesty refers, has been hanged."
I think, if they bring me out to be hanged to-morrow, as is much to be doubted they may, I will try its weight upon the finisher of the sentence.''