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- His carcass was also flayed, the skin torn into pieces and sold as souvenirs.
- A young man is suspended naked from a tree, prior to being flayed alive for daring to make music more harmonious than Apollo's.
- Employees who do not comply will be flayed alive and slowly chopped into little pieces.
- ‘And you'd find out what it's like to be flayed alive,’ I responded with an unnatural calm.
- Pärt was looking at Anish Kapoor's immense sculpture ‘Marsyas’, named after the Greek satyr who was flayed alive after losing a musical contest with Apollo.
- The now ex-king heard rumours of the impending showdown and when the group arrived had them arrested, ordered they be flayed alive and flogged to death.
- It's yet another reason why they all should be crucified and flayed alive.
- Some might argue that a man being impaled, flayed alive and left to bake in the desert could hardly be categorized as wholesomely edifying entertainment.
- On he goes, pausing to read his poems by pictures of the screaming faces of The Skinned Man, flayed alive as a sacrifice by Aztec priests, and a skull from The Day of the Dead.
- The witch of this city hall scandal was being flayed alive.
- If I had the power, I would have every single one of these inhuman monsters responsible for this travesty flayed alive.
- It shows a man being flayed alive - slowly, methodically and with increasing savagery.
- There were even some claiming that a traitor's death was too good for her, that she should be executed in the old way: flayed alive and then thrown into the sea.
- It seemed almost as if he was being flayed alive and his flesh seared away, layer by layer.
- She shall be transfixed to your Temple doors and flayed alive!
- His implication is that therefore they deserved to be mistreated - starved, beaten, flayed alive - but the key point of those who object to torture is that no-one deserves to be treated like that.
- He was flayed and his skin mounted on the door as a warning.
- They said they would kill me, flay me and a lot of other things.
2informal(beat)I'll flay him (alive) — ¡lo voy a desollar vivo! informal
- One held him in a firm grasp, while the guards watched from the near; and Viro faced the butte, his back naked, as the woman flayed him again and again with a horse-whip.
- The enemy stood shocked as the heavy weapon flayed him open, and he fell to the ground.
- They should flog him and flay him if they so desire.
- The creatures seemed upset and began to flay the skin on their backs with flails and whips they carried in holsters around the thick trunk of their neck.
3(criticize)the critics really flayed the movie — los críticos hicieron trizas la película