01. Convicted murderer Hanson Marlowe was [executed] this morning in the State Penitentiary despite protests from those opposed to the death penalty.
02. The [execution] of the criminal was observed by both his own family and that of his victim.
03. The terrorists have threatened to begin [executing] the hostages if their demands are not met by midnight.
04. The murderer was [executed] by lethal injection at 9:00 p.m.
05. The company has [executed] a plan which will ultimately result in a merger with their main competitor.
06. The pilot had to [execute] a difficult landing when one of the tires on the plane blew.
07. The planned [execution] of the prisoner resulted in widespread protests against the death penalty.
08. The state of Texas under governor George W. Bush led the U.S. in the [execution] of prisoners.
09. General Omar Bradley once remarked that if we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our [executioner].
10. Benjamin Franklin once observed that laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom [executed].
11. In England, the last [execution] of a witch took place in 1712.
12. The Russian Royal family was [executed] by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
13. The last person to be guillotined in France, Hamida Djandoubi, was [executed] in 1977.
14. In 1958, King Faisal of Iraq was publicly [executed] by revolutionaries.
15. Scotland's William Wallace was defeated by the English army in 1298, and later [executed] in London.
16. Alexandre Dumas once observed that no matter how hardened to danger a man may be, he always realizes from the pounding of his heart, and the shivering of his flesh, the enormous difference there is between a dream and reality, between a plan, and its [execution].
17. Today's personal computers can [execute] instructions in less than one millionth of a second.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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