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1A thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement.‘she saw scars on his back from the whippings’[mass noun] ‘whipping was to be abolished as a punishment’
lashing, flogging, scourging, flagellation, switching, birching, strapping, belting, caning, thrashing, tanning, hiding, beating, leatheringthe lash, the scourge, the birch, the switch, the caneView synonyms
- ‘This particular punishment, called caning, is common practice in many foreign countries and seems unmistakably similar to the whippings a parent would use to reprimand a child in order to instil proper moral values.’
- ‘The intensity and constant focus on the blood, the whippings and the degradation was so excessive that it seemed to me to be unnaturally fetishist.’
- ‘Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.’
- ‘There is lots of physical abuse; slapping, beating, and whippings, and woman are raped and ravaged repeatedly with no rhyme or reason.’
- ‘They are also charged with causing grievous harm, which carries a heavier penalty of a maximum 20-year jail and fine or whipping.’
- ‘Given white Louisianians' frequent use of beatings, whippings, and lynchings, it should not be surprising that African Americans also resorted to aggressive tactics.’
- ‘Nannie also commented on his cruel treatment; she had left him once and then returned, but after being threatened with whippings, left for good.’
- ‘Just days before the whippings, however, the girls were issued their visas.’
- ‘In Gibson's film, Jesus is reduced to little more than a lump of meat, the victim of whippings and abuse whose physical suffering is shown in gruesome detail.’
- ‘She worked as a literate domestic slave in close contact with several masters and mistresses from whom she suffered whippings, beatings, and sexual abuse.’
- ‘When she heard of the whippings I received after disobeying my father, she squealed in fright and then cringed at the thought of me not receiving food for 3 days.’
- ‘She had a whole range of interesting scars across her back from his whippings.’
- ‘He relishes beating his slaves and even considers the whippings his religious duty.’
- ‘Her novel, therefore, focused on the ghastly points of slavery, including the whippings, beatings, and forced sexual encounters brought upon slaves by their masters.’
- ‘It might look slightly messy, but then again, I always find whippings that come undone look messy too’
- ‘For example, his grandmother seems to have been classically repressed and sublimated her tensions by repeated whippings of Paul.’
- ‘It is punctuated by public floggings and whippings.’
- ‘The choice of whipping underscored the attempt to continue an antebellum form of punishment and to reinvent techniques to control the black body.’
- ‘These were not only lynching photos, but brutal whippings, and they also burned blacks alive.’
- ‘Ministry of Interior officials were responsible for most incidents of abuse of prisoners, including beatings, whippings, and sleep deprivation.’
2[mass noun] Cord or twine used to bind or cover a rope.
- ‘I would finger varnish the whippings with, on average, eight coats of varnish leaving a day between each coat to dry.’
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