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How to use crucifixion in a sentence
At the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church’s first Sunday morning mass, Father Eduardo Morales reminded the congregation of the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s ascension—the story of when Jesus left Earth and rose to Heaven after the crucifixion.Uvalde Community Worships Together on First Sunday Since School Shooting Claimed 21 Lives | Jasmine Aguilera/Uvalde, Texas | May 29, 2022 | Time
Among other highlights, he notoriously compared criticism of cops during George Floyd protests last summer to the crucifixion of Jesus.How a Bitter Ex-Police Chief Could Plunge Milwaukee Into Chaos | Andrew Boryga | July 2, 2021 | The Daily Beast
It asks the player to participate in the consensual crucifixion of a convicted murderer who rose to fame as an aspirational moral icon, willing to die for his sins to inspire others.
You may think crucifixion has gone out of penological style.Barbarism Watch: Saudi Arabia Still Uses Crucifixion | David Frum | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Too near for reflection; too far for intervention: on tenter hooks, in fact; a sort of mental crucifixion.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Stephen began with them, but he came right down to the recent crucifixion, and stirred them up.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study | Dwight Moody
The last eight years of my life have been continual mental starvation and moral crucifixion.The Long Dim Trail | Forrestine C. Hooker
The central lancet was an extraordinary crucifixion, somewhat like that at Poitiers.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
She could not see that if he spoke roughly it was only an expression of the smothered pain of his mental crucifixion.The Pagan Madonna | Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for crucifixion (1 of 2)
a method of putting to death by nailing or binding to a cross, normally by the hands and feet, which was widespread in the ancient world
British Dictionary definitions for Crucifixion (2 of 2)
the Crucifixion the crucifying of Christ at Calvary, regarded by Christians as the culminating redemptive act of his ministry
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Cultural definitions for Crucifixion
The death of Jesus on the cross. After he had been betrayed by Judas Iscariot and arrested, Jesus was condemned by his fellow Jews (see also Jews) as a false Messiah and turned over to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate to be crucified. Pilate found no reason to condemn Jesus; he tried to convince the people that it was absurd to regard Jesus as “King of the Jews” and offered to release him. But when the people insisted that Jesus be put to death, Pilate washed his hands to indicate that Jesus' fate was no longer his responsibility and turned Jesus over to be crucified. Roman soldiers then placed a crown of thorns on the head of Jesus and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews.” He was made to carry a wooden cross up the hill of Calvary near Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem), where he was nailed to the cross and was placed between two thieves, who were also crucified. Shortly before his death, he said, “ Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” After his death, the followers of Jesus placed his body in a tomb.
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