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pillory

a wooden framework into which offenders were formerly locked by the neck and wrists and exposed to public abuse and ridicule
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If we don't go through, we quite rightly will be criticised and pilloried for it.
At the risk of being pilloried myself, may I suggest we stop looking to the corporate business world as our example and start looking to Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith who, although he existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant and, being made in the likeness of men and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
I often think back to that time when I see Cherie being pilloried by the press.
Meanwhile, though the press has grown a belated conscience and spine when it comes to questioning the administration's heated rhetoric, it's pilloried by both the right and the left.
While competitors are pilloried as bully-boys, Sainsbury's has once again shown imagination and PR flair to partner innovatively with suppliers.
Adams' Federalist Party was being pilloried day in and day out in partisan newspapers.
Physical suffering experienced by pilloried offenders ranged widely in intensity, dependent upon the sentence: Every offender underwent some measure of physical discomfort, simply from prolonged, unnatural positioning of neck and hands; others sustained injury while falling off the pillory stool, with neck and hands still tightly imprisoned; some offenders endured the torment of having their ears "pinned" to the post with nails, then ripped from the boards, at the conclusion of punishment; still others received whipping or scourging, during confinement.
But a clear effort is being renewed to force Darwinism upon our children, and school officials who resist that effort risk being pilloried by the federal courts.
The result was that the press allowed itself to be conned by the right into allowing Bush to escape the truth about his non-service while Kerry was being pilloried with unproved charges of cowardice even though the evidence showed that he was a legitimate war hero.
The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, refuses to apologize for the way the government treated the Aboriginal people and is pilloried for not doing so.
The film was pilloried by the critics, but no one could take issue with LeRoy's Andy Warhol-like appearance at the debut and his one-sentence speech: "Viva la revolucion
Advocaat has been pilloried by some Dutch supporters and sections of the country's press for somelacklustre performances before and during the competition,but Wednesday's 3-0 win over Latvia set up a last-eight tie with Sweden tomorrow.