What is another word for guillotine?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɪlətˌiːn] (IPA)

The guillotine is a device that was used to execute people by beheading them during the French Revolution. It has become a symbol of the brutality and violence associated with that time period. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe the act of beheading. Synonyms for guillotine include terms like decapitate, sever, detach, and amputate. These words all have slightly different connotations, but they all describe the act of removing someone's head from their body. Some synonyms may be more or less appropriate depending on the context and tone of the writing or conversation.

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Usage examples for Guillotine

I think Minister Morris is precisely where he should be, saving the lives of American citizens; many of whom are trembling to-day in the shadow of the guillotine.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
And you may see by Arenta's letter, that she does not fear the guillotine.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
From that tribunal to the guillotine is only a step, and she would surely have taken it but for-" "Minister Morris?"
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr

Famous quotes with Guillotine

  • A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
    David Hockney
  • Higher income taxes are a razor guillotine poised to descend on the bare neck of prosperity.
    Thomas H. Kean
  • The guillotine was most effective and used until fairly recently.
    Herbert Lom
  • There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
    P. G. Wodehouse
  • A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
    Franz Kafka

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