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pillory

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpillorypil‧lo‧ry1 /ˈpɪləri/ verb (pilloried, pillorying, pillories) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 CRITICIZEif someone is pilloried, they are publicly criticized by a lot of people, especially in newspapers etc 🔊 The education secretary was pilloried by the press for his latest proposals. Grammar Pillory is usually passive.→ See Verb table
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pilloryMiddleton suffered the ultimate humiliation of being pilloried by his colleagues in front of the television cameras.Carter was pilloried for his military policies.Harper was pilloried in the press after his team's sixth consecutive defeat.We do not want to pillory people without cause.They were clearly on the lookout for a second opening to pillory their headmistress.
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pillorypillory2 noun (plural pillories) [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCJa wooden frame with holes for someone’s head and hands to be locked into, used in the past as a way of publicly punishing someone the stocks at stock1(9)
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pilloryThe gardens contain many trees and a large collection of orchids, as well as old tombstones, Manueline windows and a fifteenth-century pillory.
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Verb table
pillory
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypillory
he, she, itpillories
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypilloried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pilloried
he, she, ithas pilloried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pilloried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pillory
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pilloried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pillorying
he, she, itis pillorying
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you, we, theyare pillorying
Past
I, he, she, itwas pillorying
you, we, theywere pillorying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pillorying
he, she, ithas been pillorying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pillorying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pillorying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pillorying
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