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Burn in effigy

Definitions

  • BURNING OF JAY IN EFFIGY
    BURNING OF JAY IN EFFIGY
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burn in effigy to burn a figure of a person, expressing dislike or contempt
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. effigieseffingĕreex, inten., fingĕre, to form.

Usage

In literature:

He was also burned in effigy in the streets of Padua.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Some asserted that he had been burned in effigy both in Spain and in Paris.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
The Duke and the Landhofmeisterin raged, and the day of the burning in effigy was fixed.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
In Croatia, on hearing of Hrabovsky's orders, the Palatine was burned in effigy.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He was not surprised that Boston burned him in effigy.
"Stephen Arnold Douglas" by William Garrott Brown
Blake, W. H., causes an uproar in the House, 119-20; burned in effigy, 120.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
The Tory gentry employed roughs to burn Paine in effigy throughout the country, and to harry the Nonconformists.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The Tory gentry employed roughs to burn Paine in effigy throughout the country, and to harry the Nonconformists.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
There was great tolling of bells and burning of effigies in the New England colonies.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
It would give me no pain to see them burned or hanged in effigy in every town and village.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
They burned Rousseau in effigy for his scoffs.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
When he returned to England the Scottish clergy burned him in effigy, and he was not well received even in England.
"Stories of Great Men" by Faye Huntington
Paine looks a little down at the news from England; he has been burned in effigy.
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. I. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Being an influential man, Poole prevented the burning of Paine in effigy at Stowey.
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
In order to terminate the latter's career he burns or buries the effigy, uttering magic words as he does so.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
Jay, John, opinion of second Continental Congress, 75; burned in effigy, 105.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
Samuel H. Cox were burned in effigy.
"William Jay and the Constitutional Movement for the Abolition of Slavery" by Bayard Tuckerman
She accepted it jocularly as a "pasquil," and Knox on his departure was condemned and burned in effigy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
On one occasion this Club burned the Pretender in effigy.
"Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Timbs
They filled newspapers with articles denouncing it, wrote virulent pamphlets against it, and burned Jay in effigy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Supporters of a religious political party burned an effigy of President Obama at a rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday.
Members of the Gujjar community burned an effigy at a protest rally in New Delhi, India on Monday.
Randall Terry, the anti-abortion rights activist and Operation Rescue founder, believes it's time to "start drawing from our proud American tradition of burning people in effigy ".
President Obama Burned in Effigy .
The Secret Service is investigating a bar owner in West Allis after a statue of President Obama was burned in effigy at Yester Years bar on Greenfield Avenue in West Allis.
The disgraced American cyclist has been chosen as the latest celebrity to be burned in effigy during an English town's nationally famous Bonfire Night celebrations.
Lance Armstrong to be burned in effigy by English town.
Is it OK to burn a figure of an opposing team's player in effigy at a pep rally.
Burning his effigy – in Connecticut.
Guy Fawkes Day 2010 gives Brits occasion to burn in effigy the revolutionary who attempted to violently restore Catholicism in 1605.
Guy Fawkes Day 2010 gives Brits occasion to burn in effigy the revolutionary who attempted to violently restore Catholicism in 1605.
Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis took to the streets across the country Sunday, burning an effigy of President Obama and setting fire to American flags after 24 soldiers died in NATO air strikes.
English town to burn Lance Armstrong in effigy.
Protestors from SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) burn effigies of Apple products during a demonstration near the offices of Foxconn in Hong Kong on May 25, 2010.
I'd call him an ecological saboteur who should be burned in effigy.
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