His most recent book is a memoir, The Autobiography of an execution.
Shortly after 10 p.m. the high court refused to block the execution, and Davis was sent to the execution chamber.
That move has some defenders, even if the execution was botched.
At first, he was sentenced to execution for being an apostate.
The execution of a human being—any human being—should never be an event to be celebrated.
I said there were two things to discuss, the pretext and the execution.
The execution is left entirely to your judgment and address.
The execution was very precise, both on the part of the singers and of the orchestra.
After enduring it for twenty-four hours he was led out to execution.
“It is indeed a kind of execution, for this is to be my good-by,” he said sadly.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French execucioun (late 13c.), Old French execucion "a carrying out" (of an order, etc.), from Latin executionem (nominative executio) "an accomplishing," noun of action from past participle stem of exequi/exsequi "to follow out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sequi "follow" (see sequel).
Sense of "act of putting to death" (mid-14c.) is from Middle English legal phrases such as don execution of deth "carry out a sentence of death." Literal meaning "action of carrying something into effect" is from late 14c. John McKay, coach of the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers (U.S. football team), when asked by a reporter what he thought of his team's execution, replied, "I think it would be a good idea." Executor and executioner were formerly used indifferently, because both are carrying out legal orders.