In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In April, people in Ilave burst into a town council meeting, grabbed their mayor, dragged him through the streets and lynched him.
- I'd have to agree as well… although I'm not black, so please don't lynch me.
- In a prologue, Marion is shown being chased and barely escaping a crowd of angry American white men who want to lynch her and her newly born.
- Angry mobs lynching someone suspected of murder is wrong, even if that person is actually guilty.
- Blake was accused of killing his wife, and they want to lynch him.
- He had taken a seat next to the guys in the front, and while they didn't look particularly welcoming, they hadn't lynched him yet.
- I'm afraid the men around him are going to lynch him.
- He was lynched in Italy while serving in World War II, after being accused of raping one White woman and murdering another.
- Sue's wise tutelage and Tom's submission to it keeps him alive for nineteen years in the hostile South, where ‘They lynch you bout anything’.
- The students applauded to the skies; the administrators wanted to lynch me.
- If I go out onto the streets tonight will I be lynched by an England mob?
- In June 1937, a group of white men broke into the home of Willie Scott in West Feliciana Parish, seeking to lynch him.
- Shocked at discovering the evidence of werewolves in their village the townspeople discuss the issue and will ultimately decide to lynch someone whom they suspect of lycanthropy.
- He informs her that he is buried next to Celie's mother; however, because he was lynched, there is no marker.
- If you just grabbed an unconvicted murderer off the street and lynched him, you would be a murderer in your own right.
- Another theory holds that the townspeople lynched him and threw him off the bridge leading into town.
- They will either lynch him or return him to power.
- I don't want to go to school with you, but I'm not going to lynch you.
- Yet they would beat and lynch someone for being something that wasn't within their control, like skin color or region of birth.
- We couldn't care less of what humans think, but, when they try to burn, skin or lynch us, then we mind - and hide as best as we can.
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