Example sentences for: pillory

How can you use “pillory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In its front-page editorial, the Sun , which used to have a homophobic reputation, claimed that the Brown affair had "set alarm bells ringing"--"[n]ot because people despise gays, or fear them, or wish to pillory them," but because "the public has a right to know how many homosexuals occupy positions of high power."

  • Most reviewers pillory the film's highly publicized group-sex scene, in which human figures were digitally inserted to avoid an NC-17 rating: "the most pompous orgy in the history of the movies" (David Denby, The New Yorker ), and "one of the least erotic orgies ever filmed" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). (Click for Slate critic David Edelstein's review and for an "Explainer" on Arthur Schnitzler, who wrote the novella that Eyes Wide Shut is based on.

  • The scenic old town is centered around the Praça da Sé, with its central pillory and wealth of historic buildings.

  • Nagel's more subtle complaint is that an increase in sexual tolerance has been transmogrified into an increase in sexual shaming: "What looked initially like a growth of freedom has culminated in the reinstitution of the public pillory."

  • But the administration replaced Fabiani with Davis, whose main qualification was that he had volunteered to defend the Clintons on Crossfire . It hired Lewis for the same reason--she devised the "Don't Pillory Hillary" campaign on her own.


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