Origin of behead
OTHER WORDS FROM beheadbe·head·al, nounbe·head·er, nounun·be·head·ed, adjective
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How to use behead in a sentence
Boleyn became queen but was beheaded for treason when she didn’t bear a son.
Sometimes the Islamic State shared images of beheaded YPJ fighters on social media.
Then they took out their once‑glimmering knives, now turned brown by Kobani’s dust and rubble, and beheaded her corpse right there on the street for all their men to see.
They not only kill soldiers in battle, they behead them and burn them.Iraqi Soldiers Bribe Officers So They Don't Have to Fight ISIS|Niqash|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Khaled Saad answers his phone there is often a voice on the other end threatening to behead him.
Right now a young woman whose husband tried to behead her is recovering from her injuries in a Ghor hospital.
I suspect the Brits used to behead people for lesser breaches of protocol.
He stepped forward as he spoke, and his esquire gave him the two-hand Sword of State, heavy enough to behead a bisonoid.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
The weak thread of his patience broke, and in a fearful passion he commanded the guards to behead me at once.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
Behead a time-piece, and leave something by which treasures are protected.
Behead a gulf on the coast of Africa, and leave a lair of wild beasts.
Behead a basket or hamper, and leave standard or proportion.