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Pillory – A wooden frame with holes for the head and hands in which offenders were formerly imprisoned and exposed to public abuse

(Pronounced pih-luh-ree)

You can't take a pill or reach (pillory) an itch when your head and hands are imprisoned in a wooden frame.

You can't take a pill or reach (pillory) an itch when your head and hands are imprisoned in a wooden frame.

 

Examples of pillory in a sentence

He was placed in the pillory for the villagers to mock.

People who break the law or rules were placed in a pillory as punishment.

Putting offenders in a pillory allowed for public humiliation to be an accessory to the punishment.

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