Definitions

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  • adj. Pinned to something by piercing.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impale.

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Examples

  • However, fallen trees remain impaled into homes, tangled in electrical wires and everywhere else imaginable.

    AMSET Bug Day

  • His sword impaled one, but the weapon was wrenched aside as the leader flung the expendable one forward and raised his axe in both hands.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • Colvin, the Cubs 'baserunner at third, was struck by a piece of shattered bat ( "impaled" seems like too strong a term; "stabbed" is more accurate) as he scored.

    Tyler Colvin in stable condition after being impaled by bat

  • He had trouble at first understanding her explanation, since his English vocabulary didn't include "impaled".

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The former Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader who a newspaper columnist once said "impaled" her with his "blowtorch eyes", has swopped his dramatically delivered pro-racial segregation speeches and is now earning a living dispensing hints on how not to be negative.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In Germany in the good old days certain kinds of female criminals were "impaled," a punishment too grotesquely horrible for description, but likely enough considered by the simple German of the period conspicuously merciful.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

  • Sent by her Johannesburg newspaper to poke fun at Terre'Blanche, at a time when the iniquities of apartheid were finally being redressed, she penned a breathlessly flattering profile in which she confessed to being "impaled" by his "blowtorch blue eyes".

    IOL: News

  • Sent by her liberal-leaning Johannesburg newspaper to poke fun at Terreblanche, at a time when the iniquities of apartheid were finally being redressed, she penned a breathlessly flattering profile in which she confessed to being 'impaled' by his 'blowtorch blue eyes'.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Allan confessed to being 'impaled' by Terreblance's 'blowtorch blue eyes'

    Home | Mail Online

  • I wish I had sent him to the mollahs; we might have been amused with his being impaled, which is a rare object now-a-days. "

    The Pacha of Many Tales

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