Origin of electric chair
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How to use electric chair in a sentence
Two days before South Carolina death row inmate Brad Sigmon was due to be put to death in the state’s 109-year-old electric chair, he won a rare reprieve from the state’s Supreme Court.
The electric chair was the only method offered to Sigmon in accordance with the state’s new capital punishment law, which effectively made it the default manner of execution.
“What’s going on is you’re fixing to ride the lightning, son,” Gutierrez yelled at him, a foreboding reference to capital punishment and the electric chair.Arrogance and entitlement are the diseases in American policing|Petula Dvorak|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
A malfunctioning electric chair necessitated the use of three separate jolts instead of the usual one, setting fire to the condemned man before the execution could be carried out.Haunted by a grisly execution, an investigator decides to dig deeper|Daniel Stashower|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
While 19 percent of the House is female, just one woman will get to chair one of its 20 committees.
The TVA, a federally owned and chartered electric power provider, is a New Deal legacy just like Social Security.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She added: “NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of ‘Meet the Press.’ ”David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To that end, the budget postpones federal phase-out of incandescent electric bulbs.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.
British Dictionary definitions for electric chair
- an electrified chair for executing criminals
- the electric chair execution by this method