crucifixion

Part of speech: noun

The act of crucifying; death upon the cross; specifically, the death of Christ on Calvary.

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Usage examples "crucifixion":

  1. There are many designs for the Crucifixion, made by Michelangelo in later life, so lofty as almost to suggest a group of figures in the foreground, cutting the middle distance. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.
  2. It is a common opinion among Christians that the persecutions of the Jews in all periods and latitudes is a punishment on them for their crucifixion of Jesus, and that this defiant acceptance of the responsibility is being justly fulfilled. - "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  3. When the morning came and they were leading Jesus away to crucifixion, John was there, but no mention is made of Peter. - "Memoranda Sacra", J. Rendel Harris.