For example, Martha Stewart was pilloried at the time of her 2004 perjury trial for carrying a Birkin Bag to court with her.
Every administration feels besieged at times, pilloried by the press, misunderstood by the public.
A month ago it looked like the NFL might at last be pilloried for its culture of violence and big money.
The prime minister at the time, Tomiichi Murayama, was pilloried for what many complained was a slow response by his government.
The CEOs of GM, Ford, and Chrysler were pilloried for swooping into Washington on their corporate jets to ask for a handout.
Old Flood Ireson suffered in the flesh, and his memory has been pilloried in verse for a crime he did not commit.
The others had made haste to withdraw as soon as La Boulaye had been pilloried.
He remembered the incident all his life, and pilloried the want of tact with acerbity in his reminiscences.
The English publisher of Thomas Paine's books fined and pilloried.
People came to see the Acadmie pilloried in the person of Astier-Rhu, who sat among the witnesses, the mark of every eye.
late 13c. (attested in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.), from Old French pilori "pillory" (mid-12c.), related to Medieval Latin pilloria, of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier" (see pillar), but OED finds this proposed derivation "phonologically unsuitable."
c.1600, from pillory (n.). Figurative sense of "expose publicly to ridicule or abuse" is from 1690s. Related: Pilloried.