He was slain by Jon Snow last season as part of a ruse that makes it appear as if Jon had betrayed the order.
His latest kerfuffle has to do with a letter that he wrote, by hand, to the mother of a slain British soldier.
People were already upset by the posting of a video that showed U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of slain Taliban fighters.
And, despicably, they used the memory of the four slain Americans as cover for their election-year political strategy.
In the documentary, Betty-Ann recalls the Followill kids being “slain by the spirit” and speaking in tongues.
As with the Hunter, so with the Warrior, the fetich is fed on the life-blood of the slain.
It will never be known what was the exact number of the slain, but it must have been considerable.
Who could have slain our little sister whom we loved so much?
In the Herakleidæ, Alcmena urges that a war captive be slain.
The cry on the plain Round the corse of the slain I list to most pain.
early 13c., from Old English (ge)slegen, past participle of slean (see slay (v.)). The noun meaning "those who have been slain" is attested from mid-14c.
Old English slean "to smite, strike, beat," also "to kill with a weapon, slaughter" (class VI strong verb; past tense sloh, slog, past participle slagen), from Proto-Germanic *slahan, from root *slog- "to hit" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian sla, Danish slaa, Middle Dutch slaen, Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan, German schlagen, Gothic slahan "to strike"). The Germanic words are from PIE root *slak- "to strike" (cf. Middle Irish past participle slactha "struck," slacc "sword").
Modern German cognate schlagen maintains the original sense of "to strike." Meaning "overwhelm with delight" (mid-14c.) preserves one of the wide range of meanings the word once had, including, in Old English, "stamp (coins); forge (weapons); throw, cast; pitch (a tent), to sting (of a snake); to dash, rush, come quickly; play (the harp); gain by conquest."
"instrument on a weaver's loom to beat up the weft," Old English slæ, slea, slahae, from root meaning "strike" (see slay (v.)), so called from "striking" the web together. Hence the surname Slaymaker "maker of slays."
To impress someone powerfully, esp to provoke violent and often derisive laughter: Pardon me, this will slay you/ The boys who slay me are the ones who have set pieces to recite when they answer the phone (1593+)