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Origin of hanging
OTHER WORDS FROM hanginghang·ing·ly, adverbun·hang·ing, adjective
Words nearby hanging
Example sentences from the Web for hanging
Some “hanging judges” have handed down hundreds of death sentences at a time.
The first day of Liberty, I was hanging around waiting for Ford to come in.
I went to his joint once, back when I was first hanging out in New York, doing plays.
On Thursday night, Brinsley and this friend were hanging together.
The mistletoe must have been hanging right across the aisle on Capital Hill.
We have a shrewd idea that he may be hanging in the neighbourhood again very shortly.
In one prison he found a cell so narrow and noisome that the poor wretch who inhabited it begged as a mercy for hanging.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
Against the wall was a large wardrobe closet; stage costumes were hanging in it.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
Some of the wretched men who were dragged before him he threatened with hanging unless they gave him most or all that they owned.Give Me Liberty|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
And he took with him his cane with the crook on the handle, hanging it over his paw.Bully and Bawly No-Tail|Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for hanging
- the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose
- (as modifier)a hanging offence