noun, plural pil·lo·ries.
verb (used with object), pil·lo·ried, pil·lo·ry·ing.
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Origin of pillory
OTHER WORDS FROM pilloryun·pil·lo·ried, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pillory
He attacked the status quo and he pilloried the powers that be.
A month ago it looked like the NFL might at last be pilloried for its culture of violence and big money.
Pierre Casiraghi, third in the line to the Monaco throne, got punched in a nightclub last year—and pilloried in the press.
The prime minister at the time, Tomiichi Murayama, was pilloried for what many complained was a slow response by his government.Will Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Stay in Power?|Lennox Samuels, Takashi Yokota|March 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Every administration feels besieged at times, pilloried by the press, misunderstood by the public.
He resolved not to be pilloried beside her on her pedestal of shame.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The last occupants, a man and a woman, were pilloried together about 1810, for fortune-telling.Bygone Punishments|William Andrews
Whomsoever he pilloried was laid bare in all respects; physically and morally, no single trait of him was forgotten.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
It is not pleasant to be pilloried for undreamed-of crimes, and Ardmore's ears tingled.The Little Brown Jug at Kildare|Meredith Nicholson
This man should be pilloried before all England, and every healthy, clean-minded man in the nation would shudder at his name.The Day of Judgment|Joseph Hocking