What does the word lynch mean?

Usage examples for lynch

  1. Mr. Blylie, who came to market this morning, told me a crowd had tried to lynch the fellow last night." – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. " No, I don't see that it makes any difference," Lynch said slowly, a hard calm covering his roused emotions. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  3. Presently the other girls would come trailing in, the " old guard," to talk over the events of that busy first day: Margaret Wakefield, bursting with opinions about politics and woman's suffrage; pretty Jessie Lynch, and the Williams sisters whose dark lustrous eyes seemed to see beyond the outer crust of things. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed