verb (used with object), burked, burk·ing.
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Origin of burke
OTHER WORDS FROM burkeburker, burk·ite [bur-kahyt], /ˈbɜr kaɪt/, noun
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How to use burke in a sentence
The system is critical, Burke said, because people may act out violently or create other problems when their grievances aren’t addressed.The Way Prisoners Flag Guard Abuse, Inadequate Health Care and Unsanitary Conditions Is Broken|by Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ|December 2, 2020|ProPublica
“The bi-partisan Senate Ethics Committee, DOJ and SEC all independently and swiftly cleared Senator Perdue months ago, which was reported on,” Burke said.Georgia Senate runoff: Republican Perdue boosted his wealth with well-timed stock trades|Lee Clifford|November 28, 2020|Fortune
Burke had 23 points and 17 points in two games against the WNBA champion Seattle Storm, showing that she can be a scoring threat against even the toughest defenses.Do The WNBA’s Most Improved Players Keep Up Their Success?|Jenn Hatfield|October 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It said that the investigators – from the firm Burke, Williams and Sorensen – had sought to interview Gloria to find out more but they were thwarted by the city attorney.
Burke did not respond to ProPublica’s questions about Johnson’s care.
If a child were lost, the paragraph announcing the fact was headed, “Another supposed case of Burking.”The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812|James Blake Bailey
Well, of course, if Farrant chooses to insult Percival so gratuitously by burking his message to us .Three Plays by Granville-Barker|Harley Granville-Barker
Then followed the usual process of burking, and Mary Haldane, unfortunate in life, was equally unfortunate in her death.
A burker was unknown before the crimes of William Burke were made public; burking was an undiscovered art until he discovered it.
In some houses, I saw several foreigners; and in the days when burking was common, many of these unfortunates were made away with.