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
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- Ministry of Interior officials were responsible for most incidents of abuse of prisoners, including beatings, whippings, and sleep deprivation.
- Given white Louisianians' frequent use of beatings, whippings, and lynchings, it should not be surprising that African Americans also resorted to aggressive tactics.
- Her novel, therefore, focused on the ghastly points of slavery, including the whippings, beatings, and forced sexual encounters brought upon slaves by their masters.
Words that rhyme with whippingchipping, clipping, dripping, snipping
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